Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mark Teixeira Out Until June

The wrist tendon sheaths are in blue.

It may be time to get serious about finding a legit corner infielder for this season.

This morning it was learned that Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with an injury to his right tendon sheath. The sheath covers the tendons in the wrist, allowing the tendons to move through it so that there is less friction. This issue could keep Tex out until early June, which is about a month longer than when we thought it was merely a strain.

You may remember Jose Bautista's wrist issue last year, which was a torn sheath. He and the Blue Jays tried to allow it to heal without surgery, but eventually he went under the knife in September. Although Mark's issue sounds like inflammation, which can be treated with rest and medication, we don't know for sure that it's not a tear. Knowing what happened with Bautista last year, and with the Yankee lineup already looking pretty weak, I'd like to see the Yankees try and add something significant to the offense.

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