NEW YORK (WFAN) — First baseman Mark Teixeira says it’s been “brutal” not being able to take the field for the New York Yankees during their playoff push.
Teixeira, who had season-ending wrist surgery, phoned into WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show Wednesday after the surging Yankees came from behind to stun the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
“It’s been pretty painful, and I’m not talking about my wrist,” Teixeira told Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton. “I knew that we would be having to kind of scratch and claw all season long. So when I finally had to have the surgery in July — it’s been brutal. Not being able to help your team out in a season where they could really use me, in a season that we’re not in first place, we don’t have a cushion, it’s been really tough.”