“I’m obviously worried about it, because wrists are very unpredictable,” Cashman said. “Even if you can get a positive diagnosis back — which, of course, I’m going to hope for — that still doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods.”
Teixeira underwent an MRI which revealed the strain. He was to head back to New York with team doctors to have the wrist looked at by a hand specialist on Wednesday, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reported.
The hot injury of the young spring training season appears to be ulnar fractures. First it was Curtis Granderson, who throws right-handed but bats left. He was hit on the right forearm on February 24 by the first pitch he faced in a spring training game.
Ichiro Suzuki is fine and has no soreness one day after being involved in a traffic accident.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed four runs — one earned — and three hits over 1 2/3 innings in his initial exhibition-game start for the Yankees. The Yankees had four errors and gave up six unearned runs. New York has 13 errors in eight games.
The Phil Hughes situation may well prove how nice it is to have some experienced depth in the rotation.
Jeter discussed how he’s feeling coming off surgery, CC talked about how he’s preparing for Opening Day and Pettitte compared his ability as a pitcher now to when he was younger. Mark Teixeira and Brian Cashman also stopped by to chat.
Robinson Cano talked briefly about his contract situation, while manager Joe Girardi discussed, well, pretty much everything. Check out all the audio.
Melky Mesa, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, Ronnier Mustelier. Not exactly Murderer’s Row, right? But that’s what losing Curtis Granderson for 10 weeks with a busted forearm has wrought for Joe Girardi’s outfield situation.
Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-3 to lead the Yankees. He legged out an infield single, stole second and scored on Mark Teixeira’s double in the first inning off Kyle Kendrick.
Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis was scratched from New York’s lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Phillies for precautionary reasons. The 33-year-old said that he feels a cramp above his left hip, but the team is calling it a sore left oblique.
Damon really, really wants to wear the pinstripes again — even if just for six weeks or so. “If Granderson returns, I would leave. If there’s no room for me, I’m gone.”
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1, over the New York Yankees on Monday.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was asked Sunday if he’d consider waiving his no-trade rights to reunite with the Yankees.
Curtis Granderson will be back. It is up to the rest of the Yankees to hold the ship together until his bat returns to the lineup.