Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mark Teixeira Hopes To Be Ready By Opening Day

This is not great news at all as Mark Teixeira has announced that he still feels stiffness in his surgically repaired wrist, although he still hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Teix has been taking dry swings for about two months now and has recently started hitting off a tee but still expects to be about a week or two behind the rest of the infielders this Spring. Teix may not see any Grapefruit League action until early March, which is not terrible news for anyone who is not such a typical slow starter every season.

It's not great news but Opening Day is still 70 days away. For that matter we won't see any Grapefruit League games for a month or so now so there is still time for Teix to get over this stiffness. One thing is for sure though with this Yankees infield they definitely need all they can get out of Teixeira this season, in the batters box and in the infield.

Here is the quote from Teix about the wrist courtesy of the YES Network:

“Right now, I’m six months out of surgery. Will I be 100% day one? I hope so,” said Teixeira. “Even my doctor said ‘it’s going to keep getting looser, keep getting stronger’ … I’m a little anxious about the way I’m going to feel, but I know that as long as I’m doing what I’m told, doing what I’m supposed to be doing, that I should be fine.”

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