Yankees First Baseman Mark Teixeira, No Structural Damage To Left Wrist
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira underwent an MRI on Tuesday to reveal that he is suffering from no structural damage in his left wrist.
Doctors found that Teixeira is suffering from inflammation in the left wrist and team doctors administered a cortisone shot and will reevaluate the injury in three days.
The MRI came one day after Teixeira underwent X-rays which also showed no breaks.
Teixeira injured himself while missing a pitch in his third at-bat against Boston Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront on Sunday night. On Monday Teixeira revealed that he irritated the wrist once again while diving for a J.J. Hardy ground-ball in the seventh inning.
After Monday nights game Mark Teixeira said:
“It just didn’t feel good again today. When I dove, I landed right on my glove and it tweaked it even more.”
Teixeira is an integral part of the Yankees this season, batting .256 with 20 homers and 71 RBIs. July was especially good for the all-star first baseman, hitting .298 with 27 RBIs and seven home runs in 24 games.
The first baseman is serving the fourth of eight seasons as part of his $180 million contract.
Teixera was pulled in the seventh inning of the New York Yankees 5-4 loss to Baltimore, the teams eighth loss in 11 games.
As Teixeira rests his wrist his most likely replacements include Nick Swisher, Eric Chavez and Jayson Nix.
When the all-star first baseman will return depends on how quickly the inflammation in his wrist goes down.
Do you think the Yankees will still be productive without Mark Teixeira in the lineup?