Although Mark Teixeira is taking batting practice off a tee and fielding, it doesn’t mean he’s going to play the first week of Spring Training games.
In an article from the New York Post, Teixeira says he’s unsure when he’ll face live batting practice or get into a Spring Training game.
“Probably a week to 10 days,’’ Teixeira said.
The first game Teixeira could play would possibly be the game against the Nationals which is on March 3rd, and is 11 days away from this previous Thursday.
Teixeira said when he returns to playing baseball, he’ll do so while taping both his wrists.
“I am following doctors’ orders,’’ said Teixeira, who didn’t tape his left wrist in 2009 when he suffered a similar tendon injury that didn’t require surgery. “The tape feels good and I tape myself.’’
A Few Notes:
— Derek Jeter is not only trying to come back to the game himself–but he’s also helping Eduardo Nunez lower his error count. Jeter spent the last few days counting how many errors Nunez made during fielding practice. Of course, it was all in good fun and Girardi even found it entertaining.
“It is really pretty hard with the way he keeps score [for him] to lose those contests,’’ Girardi said. “Some of the young guys will learn that fairly quickly who have never been around him. They are at an extreme disadvantage.’’
— It’s photo day for the Yankees, which happens to be every players least favorite thing about Spring Training. David Robertson finished his photos early so he was allowed to throw a bullpen afterwards.