Updates from Tuesday, June 3
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com provides an update on Mark Teixeira's return:
Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal previously reported Teixeira was on track to make his return soon:
Girardi says doctor gave teixeira good news and tex said he felt better, is a possibility to play tuesday depending on how he feels in morn— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) June 3, 2014
Updates from Monday, June 2
ESPN's Wallace Matthews has the latest on Teixeira:
Lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 McCann 2 Solarte 5 Soriano dh Suzuki 9 Roberts 4 Johnson 3 phelps 1— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) June 2, 2014
Updates from Sunday, June 1
Jeff Roberts of The Record provides a synopsis of Yankees manager Joe Girardi discussing Mark Teixeira's injury status:
Girardi reiterates Teixeira will sit through Monday after the cortisone shot. Tuesday he will be re-evaluated. #Yankees— Jeff Roberts (@TheJRob) June 1, 2014
Girardi says if cortisone shot doesn't quiet Teixeira inflammation, it could mean an extended rest or him. #Yankees— Jeff Roberts (@TheJRob) June 1, 2014
Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com previously provided Teixeira's status for today's game:
Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 McCann 2 Solarte 5 Suzuki 9 Roberts 4 Johnson 3 Almonte dh Whitley p— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) June 1, 2014
Updates from Saturday, May 31
According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Teixeira's return was short-lived:
As expected, Yankees announce that Mark Teixeira left the game with soreness in his right wrist.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 31, 2014
Hoch later added how long Tex would be out:
Girardi: Mark Teixeira will not play Sunday or Monday. They'll re-evaluate on Tuesday.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 31, 2014
Mark Teixeira had a cortisone shot in his wrist during today's game. He's hoping that will take care of the pain.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 31, 2014
Updates from Friday, May 30
ESPN's Wallace Matthews has good news on Teixeira:
Tex is back: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 Teixeira 3 McCann dh Roberts 4 Suzuki 9 Solarte 5 Murphy 2 Nuno 1— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) May 30, 2014
Updates from Thursday, May 29
Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger has the latest on Teixeira:
#Yankees announce Mark Teixeira saw Dr, Keith Raskin, his surgeon, who confirmed he has inflammation in his right wrist. He’s day-to-day.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 29, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, May 28
The Star-Ledger's Jorge Castillo provides the New York Yankees' lineup, which doesn't include Mark Teixeira:
#Yankees lineup: Gardner 7, Roberts 4, Ellsbury 8, McCann 3, Murphy 2, Suzuki 9, Ryan 6, Johnson 5, Kuroda 1.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 28, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, May 27
The Star-Ledger's Jorge Castillo announces Teixeira won't be in Tuesday's lineup:
#Yankees lineup: Gardner 7, Jeter 6, Ellsbury 8, McCann 2, Solarte 5, Soriano 9, Roberts 4, Johnson 3, Phelps 1. No Teixeira.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 27, 2014
New York Yankees All-Star Mark Teixeira didn't take the field for Monday's interleague game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a right wrist injury.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported on Teixeira's status:
Teixeira day to day with stiff right wrist. Girardi hopeful to have him back in lineup Tuesday.— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) May 26, 2014
NJ.com's Brendan Kuty revealed what Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to say prior to the team's contest at Busch Stadium:
Girardi said Teixeira felt the stiffness Friday, got worse today. #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) May 26, 2014
Girardi said it's the first time Teixeira has told him about any discomfort in the wrist. #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) May 26, 2014
Teixeira, 34, is a dangerous, powerful hitter when healthy, but his production has declined in recent years due to poor health. He is batting .248 this season with nine home runs and 25 RBI, which puts him on pace for another 30-dinger season, per ESPN.com's projections.
ESPN Stats & Info alluded to a recent accomplishment Teixeira achieved as one of the game's most notable switch-hitters ever:
Mark Teixeira's 1st-inning HR was the 350th of his career, tying him with Chili Davis for 6th-most by a switch hitter all-time.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2014
Erik Boland of Newsday reported what Teixeira had to say about his wrist ahead of this last Friday's game versus the Chicago White Sox.
"The wrist, it's still a process and it's something I have to get treatment on and work on strengthening every day, but I feel like I'm over a hump," said Teixeira. "It's manageable and I can produce with it."
This day-to-day ailment may not be considered a severe problem in most instances, but it is a bit alarming for New York given Teixeira's history. The veteran played in just 15 games last season before shutting down for the year due to a nagging ailment with that same right wrist.
The Bronx Bombers can afford to adjust their lineup due to a high payroll and a multitude of contributors capable of stepping up in Teixeira's apparent temporary absence. Sitting in second place in the American League East division allows the Yankees to give Teixeira valuable rest in this rather early juncture of the 2014 campaign, and they shouldn't rush him back if there are any doubts about his condition.