Updating our previous story, the Yankees get more bad news on the injury front, as Mark Teixeira is having season ending wrist surgery and is out for the season. According to Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com, after an aggressive recovery regimen, the Yankees announced that the tendon sheath had not adequately healed and surgery was necessary. It’s expected to be performed early next week. Teixeira responded as expected at the news:
“It’s very tough,” Teixeira said. “Especially in a season where the team could probably use me.”
“Four to five months of rest/rehab, and then the doctor expects me to be 100 percent in six months,” Teixeira said, meaning he should be ready by spring training next season.
Yeah, “probably” use you is an understatement. A team without Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez all season. Curtis Granderson for two DL stints. Andy Pettitte has had his DL time, and now Teixeira will only record 15 games, 3 HR, and 12 RBI (batting .151).
However, the Yankees press on, only 3 games out of first place in the rough and tumble AL East and still possessing the best closer in the game, and their one healthy all-world 2B, Robinson Cano.
The 2-time All Star Teixeira will still pocket $22.5M this year, and the next three seasons for the Pinstripes.
– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)
Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball