It’s possible that Mark Teixeira, who has sat out most of this week with a sore wrist, can play against the Mariners tonight, but first he will need to be re-evaluated by team doctors.
Teixeira initially hurt his wrist during an at bat against the Red Sox on Saturday, but tried to play through it until he re-aggravated it in the field on a diving play Monday. He went in for a MRI that revealed no damage and had a cortisone shot to reduce inflammation. Girardi said earlier in the week that he would be out at least three days and would re-evaluate him before determining when he could play again.
If he is cleared by the team doctors, he could be back in the lineup tonight. My expectation is that he won’t play though as the Yankees will need him more in October than they will now so they’ll play it safe. Missing two more games is much less significant than if he is ineffective for the next two weeks or longer.