No new injuries for 1B Mark Teixeira, return still unknown
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira received good news after an MRI revealed no new tears in his right wrist. However, his return is still unknown.
According to ESPN, Teixeira recently received an MRI in Anaheim, California due to soreness in his wrist, and the results revealed inflammation but no new damage. The Yankee All-Star injured the wrist back in March preparing for the World Baseball Classic and has struggled to get back to full strength this season.
While Teixeira has struggled at the plate this season due to injuries, hitting a minuscule .151, the Yankees are going to be cautious in his return to the line up. In a statement to MLB.com, head coach Joe Girardi said, “The inflammation should go away, but it’s going to take some time. He’s not a player for at least a couple days. Then we’ll evaluate.”
Lyle Overbay is set to replace Teixeira until he is cleared to play again and many are hoping the 36-year old lefty can add a spark to the line up. The Yankees will need all the power they can get to catch-up and get ahead of archival Boston and the surging Baltimore Orioles.