Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left last night’s game after he suffered a wrist injury. After the game x-rays were negative, but they are playing it safe and will send him for a MRI this afternoon.
Teixeira actually injured his wrist during an at bat Sunday against the Red Sox, but was attempting to play through it without telling anyone only to injure it further in the field on Monday.
“Not crazy concerned because like I said, I tried to play through it,” Teixeira told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “It’s one of those things if you really hurt yourself bad, you’re out and you can’t do much. I was kind of nursing it today when I was swinging so hopefully it’s just a couple of days and I can get back out there. … More achy and sore than major pain. That’s why I feel okay about it. Hopefully it’s not too bad.”
“It’s probably worse right-handed, because that’s how I hurt it with a right-handed swing,” he said. “But I feel it from both sides.”
Hopefully Teixeira is fine. You can be sure the Yankees want this MRI done as quickly as possible though so they have some time left before the deadline to address their needs if it’s worse than they expect. At this point it seems more likely that he’ll be day to day and in that case the Yankees probably won’t do anything. If he is on the DL though a trade could happen quickly.