Yankees take another injury hit as Mark Teixeira to have season ending surgery

  • David Whitlock

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.

Teixeira done for year, as team announces surgery Credit: Ben Margot, AP

Teixeira done for year, as team announces surgery
Credit: Ben Margot, AP

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)

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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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