Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Semi-Breaking News: Teix Scratched From The WBC Roster With A Wrist Injury (Updated)

Details are still coming in, but it sounds like you can add another name to the growing list of injury cases on the Yankee roster this spring.

Mark Teixeira was removed from Team USA's World Baseball Classic lineup a few hours ago after reportedly feeling soreness in his right forearm.  Teix was taking swings in the batting cage, felt something, and was shut down.  It has since been reported by Jon Morosi and Bryan Hoch that the source of the pain is more in the wrist area than the forearm and that Teix will be removed from the Team USA WBC roster entirely.  X-rays were taken and came back negative, which is a good thing, but there are still more tests that need to be run to come to a conclusion on the severity of this injury and the Yankee doctors will obviously want to check Teix themselves.

Teix is another of the big three that the Yankees can't afford to be without this season, and they're already without one of them until May.  Hopefully this doesn't turn into something more serious.

** UPDATE 5:43PM- The Yankees are officially calling the injury a "strained right wrist" and saying Teix will be evaluated by team doctors tomorrow.  I've got a bad feeling about this. **

** UPDATE 7:03AM Wednesday- According to Cash, Teix felt a "pop" in his wrist and will be shut down for at least two weeks.  Cash is reportedly "very concerned."  Not good. (Via Dan Barbarisi) **

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