The Yankees will finally get Mark Teixeira back on Monday, but because this team is obligated to have some injured players Jayson Nix will miss at least the next 10-14 days with a Grade 1 hip flexor strain, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Teixeira has essentially missed the entire month of September with a calf strain. He did try to come back on Sept. 8, but reaggravated the injury and has been out since. He’s been playing in simulated games in Tampa this week and looks ready to comeback.
Getting Teixeira back will obviously be big for the Yankees, but losing Nix is also a big deal. Now the Yankees only backup infielder is Eduardo Nunez and that is a scary thought. His defense is just not major league caliber and Joe Girardi clearly doesn’t trust him. Luckily there are only three more regular season games left so Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano can handle it, but if there is an injury they might be in trouble.