With all of the injuries the Yankees have had lately, they could hardly afford to lose Mark Teixeira. Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened to start the week after he re-aggravated his wrist making a diving play in the field Monday.
By Friday he was back out there against the Mariners, playing the field and going 1-for-4 at the plate.
“There’s no structural damage so there’s not much to have to heal other than inflammation getting out,” Teixeira told Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “That’s what the cortisone’s for. The cortisone and the rest, that’s a good combination.”
“It’s just a little soreness you got to take care of and I think that’s where we are,” Teixeira said.
Teixeira initially injured the wrist while swinging at a pitch on Saturday against the Red Sox, but tried to play through it. It’s good to have him back, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a few extra off days in the next week or two.