When the injury clouds rain on Yankeeland, they pour. Mark Teixiera left tonight's game against the Orioles in the 7th inning after injuring his left wrist diving for a ball off the bat of J.J. Hardy. He was shaking his hand and flexing his wrist on the field right after the play and was replaced on the field in the next inning.
Multiple Yankee beat guys are reporting that Teix is scheduled to go for tests on the injured wrist tomorrow, and Joe Girardi called the injury a "big concern." There are some reports that he got an X-ray after leaving the game, but that hasn't been confirmed and results are unknown. Needless to say this is not good news if you're a Yankee fan. More details on this story as they become available.
** UPDATE- 9:33PM- Joe confirmed that Teix is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow and said "we'll keep our fingers crossed." That statement paired with the "big concern" line pretty much tells the story of where this is going. Not good at all. **
** UPDATE- 9:53PM- Teix said he actually hurt the wrist on a swing in last night's game but tried to play through it tonight and aggravated it on the dive in the 7th. **
** UPDATE- 10:08PM- Via Marc Carig, X-rays on Teix's wrist came back negative, so at least that's a little bit of good news. **
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