Clearly, Mark Teixeira played too soon when he returned from the DL in late May. Why should the Yankees make the same mistake now?
Positive news for the Yankees — an MRI only revealed inflammation in Mark Teixeira’s right wrist.
Teixeira flied out to right and fouled out to third before leaving Saturday’s game after aggravating his right wrist.
From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.
Andy Pettitte was in fine condition as the Yankees beat the Mariners at Safeco Field on Saturday.
The Yankees desperately needed someone to fill the power void — and that man appears to be Mark Teixeira.
Steinbrenner can repeat “innocent until proven guilty” all he wants as far as the current investigation goes. If nothing else, A-Rod suffers from guilt by association.
David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher’s first game back in the Bronx.
Throwing up to 94 mph after two months of decreased velocity, CC Sabathia matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the eighth inning, leading the Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Friday night.
To make room for Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis on the 25-man roster, the Yankees have optioned pitchers Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to Triple-A.
Welcome back, Tex and Youk, but pay close attention to Sabathia. His season will give a much better indication of where the Yankees are heading.
Both players went 1-for-3 for the Trenton Thunder against the Erie SeaWolves, with Youkilis driving in a run.
We all love a good Wally Pipp story. But those are few and far between in the sporting annals. Not every backup is Lou Gehrig.
Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.