Mark Teixeira says it’s been “really tough” not being able to take the field for the Yankees during their playoff push.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
On Thursday, the Yankees placed Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list and called up right-handed reliever Preston Claiborne.
A-Rod’s reputation has been severely damaged since admitting to using PEDs in 2009.
The Yankees placed their captain on the 15-day DL on Friday. He strained his right quad in his first game back with New York last week after being out all season with a broken left ankle.
David Robertson still believes the injury-plagued New York Yankees can overcome their struggles and make a push for the postseason.
Derek Jeter will miss the Yankees’ weekend series against Minnesota with a strained right quadriceps, and New York cannot rule out a return to the disabled list.
So, what can we expect from the captain when he finally jogs onto the diamond? Is he the mutant to whom age is merely a number or the aging icon who struggled so mightily before 2012?
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has had surgery to repair the tendon sheath in his right wrist.
it may be prudent to opt for surgery immediately after injury rather than take a wait-and-see-approach.
This is not how the Yankees were supposed to go to battle, using 41 players in the first 77 games.
So why were A-Rod’s rehab tweets a bigger deal than those of Mark Teixeira or Curtis Granderson? Listen to all the audio from a strange day in Yankee-land.
“Ninety-nine times out of 100, I roll with it pretty good,” Brian Cashman said. “I didn’t roll with this one well at all. I popped. I sounded off. Reality TV at its best.”
Recovery time is projected at six months. Teixeira said he’d likely have the surgery next week.