The wrist injury that Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered through about three weeks ago still hasn’t gone away and it may even keep him out of the lineup tonight, according to George King and Don Burke of the NY Post.
Teixeira initially injured the wrist during an at bat against the Red Sox in late July. He tried to play through it, but re-aggravated it on a defensive play two days later. MRI’s were done at the time that came back clean, but he was forced to sit out a few games.
“He might get a rest, but no tests are scheduled,” Brian Cashman told The Post. “It’s definitely not as bad as before, but it’s still bothering him. … He’s icing it for maintenance purposes.”
Since he sat out, Teixeira has slumped a little. Over his last 14 games he has hit .259/.328/.463 so maybe some extra time off will be good for him. It sucks that he has to miss at least part of the Red Sox series as he’s crushed them this year as he has hit .256/.286/.667 in nine games against them so far.