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Teixeira to miss 10-14 days

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 10, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees just passed along this update on Mark Teixeira…

Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira was seen today by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He underwent an MRI which showed an irritation of his Grade 1 left calf strain. Teixeira will be evaluated on a weekly basis moving forward, and is expected to be unavailable to play for 10-14 days.

Additionally, the Yankees announced that they will recall outfielder Melky Mesa on Tuesday. I have to assume he’ll be used primarily for his speed, and maybe to play some center field.

 
 

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48 Responses to “Teixeira to miss 10-14 days”

  1. djsunyc September 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    calf sprains are no joke and are chronic unless you get full 100% rest.

    i got a grade 2 calf sprain – felt like someone shot me in the calf. i couldn’t walk without a limp of some sort for 4 weeks.

  2. Against All Odds September 10th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    @Stone

    If you could trade two of the 3 following players in the same package and get something good in return who would you trade and what would you want in return?

    Cano, Curtis, Hughes

  3. blake September 10th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Sucks…..

    Mesa should play tomorrow instead if Jonesy.

  4. The Return of Stoneburner September 10th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Against All Odds September 10th, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    @Stone

    If you could trade two of the 3 following players in the same package and get something good in return who would you trade and what would you want in return?

    Cano, Curtis, Hughes

    *******

    Interesting offseason fantasy question.

    I would go Granderson and Hughes. I just do not know if the Yanks would get an adequate return for Cano from a team that would be able to resign him. Maybe the Nationals would be able to play ball with Cano given their history with Boras clients – that is really the only team I can think of. So – assuming I am unable to get an adequate return for Cano – it would have to be Granderson and Hughes.

    As for the return I would want, my ideal would the Texas Rangers. If Hamilton does bolt – they will be looking for a lefty power bat – and Granderson might rake power wise in that ballpark. They also might be looking for pitching – as always – so Hughes might interest them. In return, I would want Leonys Martin, David Murphy, and Robbie Ross. This would probably never happen. I might think about doing separate deals of Hughes and Granderson.

    Maybe Hughes to KC for Alex Gordon.

    Granderson and other parts to Nationals for Ross Detwiler

  5. Frankg September 10th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I believe that they recalled Mesa in case the batboy pulls a muscle.

  6. WMD September 10th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    …and i have an irritation of this crappy team with its crappy excuses who can’t put together a 2-game win streak since who knows when.

  7. blake September 10th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    “Maybe Hughes to KC for Alex Gordon.

    Granderson and other parts to Nationals for Ross Detwiler”

    Both interesting …..Id have a hard time trading Hughes now intil we see what rotation options theyd have for next year.

    Id love to get Rendon from the Nats somehow…..I think the Braves would have interest in Grandy as well and theh have young pitching to.spare.

  8. I Am Winning September 10th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I can’t see anyone giving much for a Granderson and Hughes combo. Granderson because of his payroll, and Hughes because he hasnt shown to be a consistently good pitcher. Unless the Yankees ate a large portion of his contract in which they migh as well just keep the both of them.

    Cano would get a lot of attention, but he’s obviously someone you don’t want traded.

  9. Frankg September 10th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    In case you haven’t noticed, the Yankees generally have to overpay, in terms of players given up, to get the players they want.

  10. Niblick September 10th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Mesa will probably get as much playing time as Nunie, Dickerson, Cervelli or any other young player who’s been brought up: virtually none. Meanwhile, Binder Joe will continent to put out a lineup of old has-beens like Ibanez and Jonesie and never-will-bes like Pearce and Nix and McGeehee.

  11. blake September 10th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    “I can’t see anyone giving much for a Granderson and Hughes combo. Granderson because of his payroll, and Hughes because he hasnt shown to be a consistently good pitcher. Unless the Yankees ate a large portion of his contract in which they migh as well just keep the both of them.”

    I disagree……35+ homer CFers and 26 year old multi time 15 game winners dont grow on trees. If you packaged those two together it instantly makes a team significantly better……what youd get I have no idea……but theyd have value……by themselves theyll have value.

  12. austinmac September 10th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I do wonder what it is going to take for Jones not to play. It is difficult to do much worse. He will eventually hit a solo homer, and Girardi will take that to mean he is hitting again. Ichiro has his faults, but I would far prefer him under any circumstances.

    One would think K.C. would be a potential trade partner with their young offensive talent and their need for pitching. I get a sense from here in the hinterlands that fans of the Royals fear any trade with the Yankees because they think it is a rich vs. poor trade. That makes the team feel like it needs to win the trade.

  13. Warning Track Power September 10th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    10-14 days sounds about right.
    instead of having Tex back at full strength this weekend, the delay can be up to
    2 more weeks.
    very frustrating!

  14. ac1 September 10th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I know some of you are down on Melky Mesa and his ‘inability’ to hit offspeed, but how can he be worse than Jones? Girardi should do the sensible thing for once and play this man in LF and put Jones back on the bench where he belongs.

    Maybe MelkMan2.0 will be good and we will have someone who can play everyday in RF next year…

  15. blake September 10th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “I know some of you are down on Melky Mesa and his ‘inability’ to hit offspeed, but how can he be worse than Jones?”

    If he broke both arms on the way to NY maybe? Melky is OPSing over 1 vs LHP in AAA…..its only like 25 ABs though…..but still.

  16. The Return of Stoneburner September 10th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    blake September 10th, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    “Maybe Hughes to KC for Alex Gordon.

    Granderson and other parts to Nationals for Ross Detwiler”

    Both interesting …..Id have a hard time trading Hughes now intil we see what rotation options theyd have for next year.

    Id love to get Rendon from the Nats somehow…..I think the Braves would have interest in Grandy as well and theh have young pitching to.spare.

    *********

    Braves would be interested in Granderson – I do not know if they would be able to resign him the way the Nationals could – which would lead to a possible lesser return.

    Rendon would be great. But the only way I see that possibly happening is in a Cano type trade. Does Rendon, Alex Meyer, Dewitler for Cano and other moving parts get it done. In that scenario – you would have a future power bat at 3b, Meyer a future rotation piece along with Dewitler as a lefty to fit in the back of rotation. Problem with that is replacing Cano’s presence in 2013. In theory – you could platoon Corban Joseph and David Adams – but you are looking at 2013 being a real transition year for the offense. If you patch things together though to 2014 – things look extremely bright for the future:

    C – some combination of Romine and JR Murphy – with maybe Gary Sanchez
    1b – Teixeira
    2b – David Adams/Cojo
    SS – Jeter
    3B – Rendon
    RF – Austin
    CF – Gardner
    LF – Flores
    DH – ARod

    You are way below the 189 million mark – and dreaming on a lot of young talent – but you have a bunch of flexibility.

    Your rotation could be some combination of: C.C., Hughes, Dewitler, Meyers, Nova, Banuelos, Pineda, Phelps, Marshall, Ramirez, Turley

    And then bullpen made up of: Robertson, Montgomery, Pinder, Goody, Nuding and others

    None of this will happen – but hey – there is no baseball tonight and I have nothing else to do baseball wise then to play fantasy GM

  17. charlestonchew September 10th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Fact is, Mesa hit 23HR in 121 games this year. While it’s not in MLB, I think the guy could probably provide a spark for the team, especially in Fenway as a right-handed hitter with some pop. He’s also not a bad fielder.

  18. Against All Odds September 10th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the response guys. Decided to change it up a bit and get away from the Braun talk. I would probably trade Hughes if we could get Upton in return. I probably wouldn’t trade him for a guy like Choo.

    I thought of the question while looking at the most valuable pieces on the team and if they wanted to make a move to upgrade another position.

  19. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    The state of Andruw Jones explains Cashman’s trade for Carlos Lee. The Yankees saw this coming. Lee would have been a nice compliment to Ibanez at DH.

  20. austinmac September 10th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Mesa might not hit, but I’d much rather see him play than Jones. I have seen Jones all I need. He is slow and old. When he can’t hit the fastballs any more, it is over.

  21. austinmac September 10th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Bret,

    Lee is old and fat, but he can still hit. He would have been a big improvement.

  22. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Choo would stabilize the lineup while Hughes is not much of an upgrade over David Phelps. Whereas it’s tough to replace Choo you could easily replace Hughes with Phelps and save money. The middle of the rotation is where Hughes fits but the Yankees have enough mid-bottom rotation arms. They still need an ace or a 1A or at least a #2. Phil doesn’t give them any of those things.

  23. Against All Odds September 10th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    there is no baseball tonight and I have nothing else to do baseball wise then to play fantasy GM

    ————————

    Three headed monster of you me and Blake building the 2013 Yankee roster tonight at 11 :)

  24. Ys Guy September 10th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    just checed in on the off day to find out about tex. sounds pretty good!

    as i expected the commenters would be finalizing the 2014 roster… :)

  25. blake September 10th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    “Choo would stabilize the lineup while Hughes is not much of an upgrade over David Phelps.”

    Not sure how we can say this……

  26. Against All Odds September 10th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Choo would stabilize the lineup while Hughes is not much of an upgrade over David Phelps. Whereas it’s tough to replace Choo you could easily replace Hughes with Phelps and save money. The middle of the rotation is where Hughes fits but the Yankees have enough mid-bottom rotation arms. They still need an ace or a 1A or at least a #2. Phil doesn’t give them any of those things.

    ——————-

    He would stabilize the line-up but if Hughes is a piece to use I’d rather move him for a guy like Upton or even Headley. If someone said you can have Choo for Hughes straight up I probably pass.

  27. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Choo has more value as a key cog in a lineup while Hughes is a mid-rotation guy. That’s why the Indians would never do that deal. And KC would be out of their brains to trade multiple years of Alex Gordon for 1 year of a mid rotation guy.

  28. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Headley and Upton are worth far more than Choo or Gordon. Those teams have no use for a mid-rotation guy. You guys walked onto a Porshe dealership with VW money in your pocket.

  29. blake September 10th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I would probably trade Hughes for Gordon because hes controlled now……Im not sure I would for Choo as youd be right back looking for outfield help the next year and there is a lot of uncertainty about the 2013 rotation at the moment….plus Choo is prettu much a platoon hitter…..he cant hit lefties a lick…..I do like him though.

  30. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    You don’t need to worry Blake because Choo is worth more than Hughes so the Indians would never make that deal anyways.

  31. blake September 10th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    “Choo has more value as a key cog in a lineup while Hughes is a mid-rotation guy. ”

    Im not sure it makes a ton of sense for either team…..the Yanks wouldn’t be in 1st without Hughes

  32. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Just keep it simple and use money alone. This buys you time to try to swing a deal at the deadline for a long term impact OF. If you can add one at the deadline you can trade both Granderson and Gardner. Perhaps it’s Justin Upton.

    Sign BJ Upton. Sign Melky Cabrera.

  33. blake September 10th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Bret,

    It doesnt make much sense for either team at the moment….the Indians would want younger and more controllable players for Choo and from the Yanks standpoint Hughes is your 2nd best pitcher signed for 2013……Id need mlre than a rental RFer to trade him I think……

    I think they should go after Upton or Headley.

  34. blake September 10th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    While I wouldnt mind giving Melky a 1 year deal to give him a chance……Im not going to spend much time thinking about him cause I see no way on earth Cashman would sign him

  35. PacoDooley September 10th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Melky Mesa is clearly a better option than Jones. He may not be a great option, but we are comparing him to a guy that really should be DFA’d at this point in his career. He had a nice run in NY, but his run has ended. Maybe he needs some synthetic help to rekindle his career…

  36. Tidrow September 10th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Mesa might get a shot due to the fact he is an all or nothing bat. Just what the Yankees love in their hitters like Grandi, Swishie, Jonesi and the like.

  37. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Look there are so many question marks in the OF for this organization. Gardner will be coming off a missed season. He could be iced cold or more prone to reinjuring himself. Granderson has 1 more year and will command huge dollars for a veteran player and he can be really inconsistent which is not ideal given his likely high cost. Swisher will grab 15-17 million from a dumb GM.

    These risks in the OF are confounded by the fact the Yankees have zero ML-ready OF and the closest OF in the system could be 2-3 years away from making it and 4-5 years away from being impact players on this level. Heck they could bomb.

    So how do you handle this kind of attrition in the OF?

    You load up on OF for money alone and save your prospects.

    You sign BJ Upton and Melky.

    Then you line up trades of Gardner and Granderson and try to swing a deal for Justin Upton at the deadline. If you can add Upton, you pull the trigger on the other trades.

  38. LathamJoe September 10th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve followed the Yankees since since the mid-50s. I’ve seen many great Yankee teams and some pretty pathetic ones (like the 66-68 Yankees with Charlie Smith, jerry Kenney, Joe Pepitone playing CF for an aging Mantle). However the most frustrating NYY team I’ve ever watched is the 2012 Edition. A $200+ Mil payroll with aging, brittle, veterans that swing from their heels and whiff more than any other lineup in MLB. Very few position prospects in the Farm system. Still, its my Team and I’ll forever be a Yankee Fan.
    I love Grandy as a human being, but they can’t overpay to retain his services after 2013. Never have seen such a small guy swing and miss so much! He’s an average fielder with an average arm – outruns his mistakes ala Mickey Rivers. Andruw Jones, save for 1 series in Fenway, is a disaster and should have been waived months ago.
    Other than Jeter, Cano, Tex, Sabathia, Robertson, Soriano (and of course Mo), the others should be tradeable. Nix is a nice utility guy to keep at a reasonable salary.
    How about: Granderson,Hughes to Atlanta for Bourn, McCann and prospect Lucas Sims?

  39. Ys Guy September 10th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    hey, latham joe! good to see you post.

    yes it is a flawed team, but its what we have and i know you’re rooting for them all the way despite your doubts.

    i think people have failed to realize the strain playing every single day had on granderson and how much gardner’s injury hurt him and that now, with some rest we’re going to start seeing the grandy we all liked so much last year.

    did you get up to saratoga this year?

  40. Against All Odds September 10th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Then you line up trades of Gardner and Granderson and try to swing a deal for Justin Upton at the deadline. If you can add Upton, you pull the trigger on the other trades.

    ———————–

    If they could add Upton it would be a big help to the team going forward. i know some ppl aren’t sold on him but if the Yanks can tap into his potential it would help a lot.

  41. Joe from Long Island September 10th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    LathamJoe-

    I’ve followed the yanks since the ws of ’64- what a way to start! I remember Charlie smith, jerry Kenny, and the like. Oh, boy!

    They have a lineup of guys who have achieved success by driving the ball. That’s what they do.

    I think you’re being harsh on grandy. I think he’s pretty good in the field. I like how he plays shallow. And he’s got a great swing for the stadium.

  42. austinmac September 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I like BJ Upton. I know he is a swing and miss guy, but I love his speed and defense. Plus, he has some power, and I think would improve on the Yankees.

  43. pat September 10th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    RaysJoeMaddon

    Congrats to Coach Schiano on a great debut. Let’s both celebrate one over New York next Sunday.

  44. blake September 10th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    “How about: Granderson,Hughes to Atlanta for Bourn, McCann and prospect Lucas Sims?”

    Bourn will be a FA at the end of the year

  45. Joe from Long Island September 10th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Braves ain’t trading McCann.

  46. pat September 10th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    MLBONFOX
    Roger Clemens pitching for the Astros? Owner Jim Crane says it’s possible…

    :roll:

  47. blake September 10th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    “If they could add Upton it would be a big help to the team going forward. i know some ppl aren’t sold on him but if the Yanks can tap into his potential it would help a lot.”

    J Upton solves a lot of problems short and long term IF he matures and starts to tap that world class potential…..and Im all for full blast after him as Ive said many times.

    However…..in some ways Headley makes more sense given that the Yanks do have some potential outfield help on the way.

    Headley is 3 years older but hes a lesser commitment in dollars and he also plays a more premium position and hes right in his prime…….

    Switch hitter….plus defender…..and excellent career splits away feom Petco…..also the Yanks probably matchup better with the Padres than the Dbacks.

    Dont know what hed cost…..and the upside isnt as high as with Upton….but might be a safer play and more address a longterm need……Alex could go ahead and DH 2/3 or so of the games then.

  48. blake September 10th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    “Braves ain’t trading McCann.”

    Doubt it…..but Im not so sure theyll re-sign him either.


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