Teixeira injury adds to Yankees' woes

Teixeira injury adds to Yankees' woes
March 7, 2013, 2:45 am
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Not that we expect many tears to be shed in Baltimore about this, but the Yankees, already facing the start of the season without their biggest power bat in Curtis Granderson, now will be without another slugger.

First baseman Mark Teixeira strained his wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic and will be out for at least two months and may not return to the lineup until June. Though new Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis could also play first, the club apparently wants to keep him at third and replace Teixeira with someone else — either already on the roster or from elsewhere.

"We will look at our best option. We have time to evaluate all our options," Yankees GM Brian Cashman said, as reported by the New York Post. "Third base is very difficult. First is always an easier position to fill."

The Yankees already are more banged up than any other team in the American League East. Outfielder Granderson suffered a broken arm when hit by a pitch and won’t be back until May. Shortstop Derek Jeter is just getting ready to play exhibition games while coming back from a broken ankle suffered in the American League Championship Series. Pitcher Phil Hughes has been experiencing back problems. Erstwhile third baseman Alex Rodriguez had off-season hip surgery, and it’s not clear whether he’ll return at all this season (though perhaps the Yankees don’t want him back, anyway).

And Orioles fans rub two fingers together, playing the world’s smallest violin.






Not that we expect many tears to be shed in Baltimore about this, but the Yankees, already facing the start of the season without their biggest power bat in Curtis Granderson, now will be without another slugger.

First baseman Mark Teixeira strained his wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic and will be out for at least two months and may not return to the lineup until June. Though new Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis could also play first, the club apparently wants to keep him at third and replace Teixeira with someone else — either already on the roster or from elsewhere.

"We will look at our best option. We have time to evaluate all our options," Yankees GM Brian Cashman said, as reported by the New York Post. "Third base is very difficult. First is always an easier position to fill."

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/yankeesblog/yankees_teixeira_out_weeks_with_uvQSjWSVJQwxppuGljm14J#ixzz2Mq0xgBUR

The Yankees already are more banged up than any other team in the American League East. Outfielder Granderson suffered a broken arm when hit by a pitch and won’t be back until May. Shortstop Derek Jeter is just getting ready to play exhibition games while coming back from a broken ankle suffered in the American League Championship Series. Pitcher Phil Hughes has been experienced back problems. Erstwhile third baseman Alex Rodriguez had off-season hip surgery, and it’s not clear whether he’ll be back at all this season (though perhaps the Yankees don’t want him back, anyway).

And Orioles fans rub two fingers together, playing the world’s smallest violin. 



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