The latest is Mark Teixeira, who jammed his thumb while making a play in the field against the Pirates Tuesday. Before Teix there was Francisco Cervelli, who took a shot to his hand by Brandon Boggs on a backswing. He’s hurt but not seriously. Then there was Derek Jeter, who took a ball off his left arm on a pickoff throw to second. Finally, there was Nick Swisher, who fouled a ball off his shin over the weekend.
None of these injuries are serious and nobody is expected to miss a day or two at the most. However, bruises like these can occasionally linger and effect a player for a little while. I’ll take these over a more serious injury though.