The Yankees got some good news on Mark Teixeira today. The MRI’s came back and revealed that there is no structural damage in his left wrist. He got a cortisone shot for inflammation and is expected to miss at least the next three days and then will be reevaluated (all per Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger).
Teixeira initially injured the wrist during an at bat on Sunday against the Red Sox. He tried to play through it, but made it worse while making a diving play on Monday.
The Yankees have a few things cooking on the hot stove, but nothing seems likely at this point. Their main focus has been on acquiring a defensive-type third baseman and possibly upgrading the rotation. They have also been monitoring the bullpen market although that seems the least likely move.
This news on Teixeira means that they can keep their focus on those goals and don’t have to find a replacement for him. It’ll be rough being without Teixeira for a few days considering he has been their hottest bat lately, but perhaps Nick Swisher can fill in at first base and Ichiro Suzuki can stay in right field for a little while longer.