Saturday, June 15, 2013

Teixeira Leaves Tonight's Game With Wrist Problem

File this as another one in the "Totally Saw This Coming" injury files for the 2013 season.  Mark Teixeira left tonight's game in the 4th inning with an apparent injury/re-injury to his right wrist.  He was replaced by David Adams at first base in the bottom of the inning and during the in-game interview on FOX, Joe Girardi said that Teix didn't "have the snap in his swing" he usually does and that he would give Teix the next couple days off.

There was always a less than 100% chance that the DL stint and extended rest/rehab plan for Teix's injury wouldn't work.  The nature of that tendon sheath injury is to linger, and this setback puts Teix on a similar path that Jose Bautista was on when he suffered the same injury last season.  Save for a few early homers, Teix hadn't been doing much with the bat since coming back at the end of May.  Guess we'll just have to see what the next few days bring.

** UPDATE 9:04 PM- Teix will fly back to New York to be examined by team doctors tomorrow.  That doesn't sound good at all. **

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