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Yankees injury situation grows even more grim if that’s possible

  • David Whitlock

Yankees-injuriesJust when you think it can’t get any worse in the Bronx.  It does.  News today from the New York Yankees includes Mark Teixeira’s wrist not recovering and needing to go back on the disabled list.  And Kevin Youkilis is facing surgery for a herniated disk and is probably lost for 3 months, if not the season.

This, of course, with Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez still sidelined.  Curtis Granderson is snake bit with two separate injuries and on the DL.  As is Francisco Cervelli.

My opinion (and that of their hitting coach) is that Teixeira was rushed back.  The type of injury he had was one that is not completely healed after a month or two. But I think he, his agent, the Yankees, and the fans just willed him to be back too soon.

This has turned the Yankees into an open-checkbook, we have to sign whoever is best.  Bring in Lyle Overbay, Travis Hafner, Vernon Wells, and Brennan Boesch.  This isn’t your Yankees hitting on all cylinders that can compete with the Tigers and Athletics and Orioles and Red Sox.

My predict, Teixeira, Jeter, A-Rod, Granderson, and Youkilis all have no meaningful contributions to the pennant run. And that’s a non-impactful postseason for the Bronx Bombers this year, and probably a tilt toward rebuilding.

RIP the Yankees of the Jeter era.  Long live a rebuilding exercise.

– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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