Mark Teixeira had one of the biggest hits in yesterday’s 3-2 victory over the Angels, a towering home run to right field which reached the second deck. That swing looked like the Teixeira of old, the Teixeira that didn’t have his 2013 season robbed due to a wrist injury, the Teixeira the Yankees signed to a multi-year contract in 2009. That was what Teixeira was going for.
“The biggest thing for me is that swing felt like before I got hurt,” Teixeira said. “It has been a long time since I felt that. I want to keep doing it. It is consistency, continuing to get better. Hopefully, this is the first step to a lot of those.”
That was the first home run at Yankee Stadium for Teixeira since June of last season, and he hopes there will be many more. However, is the injury past Teixeira in the sense where he doesn’t have to worry about it?
No,” he said. “Hopefully, I will be soon. It is something I’ll always have to keep an eye on.”
Well, if that home run he hit means anything, it means we can expect some good things from Teixeira this season–providing he can stay healthy and not go on the disabled list again. The hamstring injury was already a killer, causing him to miss the minimum 15 games.