I really wish I’d been patient this morning because the breakfast options in Cincinnati are much better than they were an LaGuardia. As it is, I’m just sitting at the gate, killing 40 minutes before finishing my trip to Dallas.
Mark Teixeira might not be there when I arrive.
The Yankees first baseman was given permission to stay behind in New York because his wife is due to give birth at some point today. As Teixeira told Marc Carig, “This is not an exact science.” It’s hard to say when he might rejoin the team. Obviously the sooner the better for everyone involved.
Without Teixeira, I have to wonder whether Jorge Posada might return to the designated hitter role for at least one game. Joe Girardi has been hesitant to use Posada in that spot lately, but he plans to catch Francisco Cervelli for each of the games in Texas, and losing both Posada’s bat and Teixeira’s bat would be a significant blow.
Associated Press photo of Teixeira