The New York Yankees knew that when they signed Mark Teixeira in 2009, he brought with him a penitence for nagging injuries.
Little did they know he’d continually find himself on the disabled list.
After playing his first three years in pinstripes without any significant injury, Teixeira has found himself on the operating table more than once and is now dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired wrist.
“Mark Teixeira saw surgeon Dr. Keith Raskin, who confirmed that Teixeira is experiencing inflammation in his right wrist, says Mark Feinsand. “He’s day to day.”
That last part, day to day, is a key notion given there was concern that Teixeira could be dealing with a more significant injury after missing three straight games.
Teixeira himself stated that he expected some inflammation and was shocked he had yet to experience any, though, he seemingly forgot to knock on wood when he stated that given his absence from the lineup in recent days.
The Yankees, who are already dealing with injuries to Carlos Beltran and slumping additions in Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury don’t need to lose their power hitting first baseman for any extended period, especially given how well he has played this season.
Not one to hit for a high average, Teixeira is only hitting .248 though has clubbed an impressive nine home runs in just 125 at-bat’s as he returns from the wrist operation.
Barring any setbacks, it’s expected that Teixeira will be back in the Yankees lineup likely by the end of the weekend as he’s not expected to be placed on the DL.