Updates from Sunday, April 20
Sweeny Murti of WFAN confirms Mark Teixeira has returned to the Yankees' lineup:
Teixeira in the lineup batting 5th. Sizemore not listed. Preston Claiborne and Bryan Mitchell take Nova and Daley's place.— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 20, 2014
Updates from Friday, April 18
Erik Boland of Newsday provides a synopsis of Mark Teixeira discussing his injury status and potential return:
Teixeira said he "couldn't be happier" with how everything feels. Still expects to be back Sunday, first day he's eligible to come off DL— Erik Boland (@eboland11) April 18, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, April 16
MLB.com's Bryan Hoch has an update on Teixeira's status:
Mark Teixeira scheduled to play 3 innings tomorrow in Tampa, on track for activation Sunday.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 17, 2014
Updates from Sunday, April 13
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com has the latest Mark Teixeira's status:
Mark Teixeira making progress, will hit on the field today, Girardi says. Should play minor rehab games soon. #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) April 13, 2014
Updates from Friday, April 11
Newsday's Erik Boland has an update on Teixeira:
Girardo said he doesn't see any reason Teixeira won't be back by May 1. Almost no chance for Brendan Ryan, however.— Erik Boland (@eboland11) April 11, 2014
Updates from Monday, April 7
Mark Teixeria should return to the lineup soon according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews:
Teixeira also has Grade 1 strain. "Hopefully it won't be long "— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) April 7, 2014
Updates from Saturday, April 5
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported the latest on New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira:
Girardi: Teixeira to DL. Kelly Johnson will be regular 1b, yanks call up Romine. Solarte, Anna, Cervelli would be backup options at 1b— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 5, 2014
ESPN's Wallace Matthews has Teixeira's thoughts on the injury:
Tex on frustration of hamstring injury:"I wanted to break everything in this room "— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) April 5, 2014
Unfortunate news struck the Yankees on Friday evening.
The club's official Twitter account announced that first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a strained right hamstring during the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays:
The #Yankees announce 1B Mark Teixeira has a strained right hamstring.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 5, 2014
The Yankees' Twitter account also reported that Teixeira was looked at by head coach Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue. He attempted to stretch his leg but later exited the game:
Mark Teixeira exits the game with Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue after stretching right leg.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 5, 2014
Hoch provided a postgame update from Teixeira:
Teixeira said he is "not super optimistic" about his hamstring, but hopes it feels better tomorrow. MRI on Monday in NYC.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 5, 2014
This injury doesn't seem to be major at first glance; however, Teixeira has had ongoing struggles with injuries, and each must be looked at with caution.
Looking forward, the Yankees may take a cautious approach considering the 33-year-old will make $23,125,000 in yearly salary for the next three years before hitting free agency in 2017. He only played 15 games in 2013 and 123 in 2012, and he underwent wrist surgery last July.
This is another unfortunate setback for the Yankees slugger, who is looking for a bounce-back season.