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Teixeira day-to-day with bone bruise

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mark Teixeira actually hurt his hand yesterday. He was diving for a ball in foul territory and slammed his hand into the hard ground. He felt it during batting practice but hoped adrenaline would take over. It didn’t. After one at-bat, he told Joe Girardi he couldn’t take another one.

“I wasn’t going to do the team any good today,” he said.

Teixeira is day-to-day with what he labeled as a bone bruise. His right hand was heavily wrapped in the clubhouse. While Girardi seemed optimistic Teixeira would play tomorrow, Teixeira seemed a little more uncertain. He’s going to test it when he gets to the park tomorrow.

“Will he play tomorrow? I hope so,” Girardi said. “I think it’s possible.”





16 Responses to “Teixeira day-to-day with bone bruise”

  1. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    He shouldn’t have played tonight – doesn’t sound very promising.

    If Robertson goes into a slump, then who’s our 8th inning guy? I would try Wood over Joba..

  2. SAS August 28th, 2010 at 11:24 pm


    I WOOD agree you on that. He has the experience and the composure.

  3. LGY August 28th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I don’t think we should be worrying about Robertson slumping right now.

    It’s 2 games.

    Even then, in the first game he gave up a HR to a guy who has been mashing HRs all season. You get beat by guys who hit 40 HRs. It happens.

  4. Joe from Long Island August 28th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Betsy – DRob hasn’t pitched in several days. I agree about having faith in Kerry Wood, but I’d give Robertson some rope here. I think he’s earned it. In the end, we’ll see, but I wouldn’t hesitate to go to him tomorrow if the situation called for it.

  5. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    SAS, Kerry looked amazing last out. I’m not saying he could definitely do it, but I sure don’t want Joba anywhere near that role.

  6. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Joe, I’m not saying we replace Robertson at all; I was just speculating what IF Robertson struggles for a decent period of time.

  7. SAS August 28th, 2010 at 11:28 pm


    Neither am I. The Yankees are fortunate that they have choices. It isn’t April anymore.

  8. 98NYY August 28th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Nova is asked to pitch with less of an offense tomorrow than any starter this season. Yet I believe he will come thru and beat a very hungry team…

  9. Joe from Long Island August 28th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I hear you, Betsy, but I don’t think Robertson is going to be an issue.

    Good night, all. Back at ‘em tomorrow.

  10. SAS August 28th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    98 NYY,

    If the Yankees aren’t equally as hungry on the 29th of August, that is bad news. They are in competition with at least one other team in their division for the championship. People can say anything they want, home field is a distinct advantage. Otherwise why play the games.

  11. Doreen August 28th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    G’night all.

    Pepitone -

    I like what you said about the fact that despite the Yankees troubles, the other two teams have not really taken advantage.

    Two-way street.


  12. CB August 28th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    The issue with Tex’s thumb is less him missing games than the impact it will have on his swing.

    He’s not going to miss many games. It’s not that kind of injury unless it’s very serious. He might miss a few but that will be it.

    It could however make his swing less effective especially from the right side. Injuries to the hands and wrists are very tough on a swing.

  13. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Well, I hope that’s not the case, but I guess we can only wait and see

  14. 98NYY August 28th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    At work I have a Philly fan who has a very relaxed attitude toward his team. He never talks about his team and hunger. He laughs at Yankee fans, like me that talks about every game as of it is the seventh game of the WS. Maybe that is why the Yanks took the title away. Philly fans may believe that they can turn it on the last couple of weeks and be in the series again. Too Yankee fans the road traveled is just as important…

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