Monday, June 2, 2014

Yankees in "Wait-and-See" Mode with Injured Teixeira

When power hitting infielder Mark Teixeira isn't in the lineup, the Yankees' bats usually struggle.

Teixeira, currently listed as day to day after receiving a cortisone shot in his injured right wrist Saturday, currently leads the team with 9 home runs, despite hitting a pretty low .242.

As of now, when the veteran will return to the field is unknown, something Manager Joe Girardi freely admitted yesterday. 

"(We're) in a wait and see for today and tomorrow," Girardi told The Newark Star Ledger's Brendan Prunty before the Yanks collected just 3 hits in a tough rubber game loss to the Twins. "Just see where he's at Tuesday when (we) come in."

Shortly before exiting Saturday's contest, Teixeira routinely turned a 3-6-1 double play, making what happened to him a mystery.

The Bombers First Basemen, who missed last week's interleague series in St. Louis due to the soreness, seemed fine up until that point, making the injury that much more frustrating.

Still, if all goes right, Tex should be able to return for tomorrow's opener against the AL West-leading A's, in which the struggling Pinstripes will face off with ex-Ray/Angel Scott Kazmir, who currently possesses a dominant 6-2 record.

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