Mark Teixeira Out for Playoffs with Hamstring Injury

The Yankees offense has struggled all series against the Texas Rangers as they have fallen behind them 3-1 in the ALCS.

Now the offense is going to have to rebound without one of it’s biggest sluggers, Mark Teixeira.

Teixeira pulled his right hamstring while running out a ground ball in the bottom of the fifth inning last night. After the game he was taken to the hospital for an MRI that revealed a Grade 2 strain.

The Yankees are expected to replace Teixeira on the roster with infielder Eduardo Nunez. If they make that move then Teixeira will be ineligible to play in the World Series even if he was healthy enough. That’s a longshot anyways at this point.

Teixeira struggled mightily through the ALCS. After putting up a .973 OPS during the division series, Tex went without a hit in 14 at bats against the Rangers.

Expect Lance Berkman to take over the bulk of the first base duties for the remainder of the playoffs.

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One Response to Mark Teixeira Out for Playoffs with Hamstring Injury

  1. david k. says:

    It's too bad Teixeira waited until the fith game to get hurt. I've never seen a worse number 3 hitter. He takes a home run cut on every swing, no matter what the count is. When people talk about his low average, he makes the ridiculous excuse that he is there to drive in runs, not hit for average. Wrong! You are there to do whatever it takes to help the team win, whether it is hitting a single, taking the ball the other way when there is a shift, etc. Teixeira is not a team player. This guy probably makes the hall of fame at the end of his career. That makes you wonder how many other hall of fame sluggers were just putting up numbers in garbage time and never getting a single when the team really needed a hit.