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Yankees not sounding optimistic about Teixeira injury

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 04, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

TeixeiraMark Teixeira said he’s not feeling optimistic at the moment. Teixeira hurt his right hamstring during the second inning, and although he won’t undergo an MRI until Monday, Joe Girardi left open the possibility of the Yankees making a move before the end of the weekend. Sounds entirely possible — if not probable — that Teixeira will be on the disabled list by tomorrow.

The initial diagnosis of a strain is based largely on Teixeira’s symptoms, not an actual test. The Yankees won’t have a full diagnosis until after the weekend.

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53 Responses to “Yankees not sounding optimistic about Teixeira injury”

  1. mick April 4th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    So there…

  2. Jerkface April 4th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    The classic Yankee special of play a man down for 2-3 games instead of just DLing a guy or getting the tests done ASAP.

  3. Revenge of Stoneburner April 4th, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    “and although he won’t undergo an MRI until Monday, Joe Girardi left open the possibility of the Yankees making a move before the end of the weekend. Sounds entirely possible — if not probable — that Teixeira will be on the disabled list by tomorrow.

    The initial diagnosis of a strain is based largely on Teixeira’s symptoms, not an actual test. The Yankees won’t have a full diagnosis until after the weekend.”

    I love this team, but sometimes they just do some odd things. Are we afraid of the Canadian MRIs???

  4. mick April 4th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Platoon Canzler and KJ at 1st.
    Solarte f/t at 3rd.
    Done.

  5. Cashmoney April 4th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I suggest Zolio with Beltran/Sori play 1b.

  6. bigdan22 April 4th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Re-post:

    Now let’s talk about Tex.

    What did I say weeks ago? The problem is not going to be the wrist. It’s going to be the lower body. Tex’s wrist is probably as structurally strong as i’s ever been. But his lower body has been on a downhill plane for maybe three years now. I predicted in Feb and March it would be the hammy or the calf or maybe an oblique.

    And here we are. But what did I say a couple of days ago? Sometimes a good season can be built around a key injury. Well we may have just got one. I’m not sure Johnson is the answer at first though. I’d probably bet he’s not but he did look good at the plate tonight and he made a run-saving play in the field so who knows. I imagine we’ll see Canzler if Tex goes to the DL.

    That’s one key injury to the infield. One more and we’ll be ready for take-off.

  7. chicken_stanley April 4th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Stone – Lol. Only you would post a link to square pegs :)

  8. SweetSpot April 4th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    What’s the big deal? So he’ll get an MRI on Monday. He’s not going to play in any event before than.

  9. Mottsx April 4th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Maybe mariners will trade montero for nunie?

  10. bigdan22 April 4th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Repost:

    Let’s talk about the offense:

    I’ve always felt, the key to a good offense is leaving a ton of runners on base. I think the Yanks in the late 90s led the league with leaving runners on base. But you know what? If you are leaving runners on base, it means you are getting runners on base, and that’s what this great game is about.

    Lots and lots and lots and lots of base runners. Sooner or later, some way some how they’ll score. James’ most important gift to baseball was getting people focused on the importance of outs. Getting them and preserving them. OBP is the most important offensive stat there is. Don’t make outs. Tonight the Yanks put a ton of guys on base. Left a lot of guys on base. But they were relentless in putting pressure on the defense, the pitching staff and the opposing manager. Sooner or the later the opponent will crack. That’s how those late ’90s teams did it.

    I would like to see a home run tho some time this month

  11. cofuzz April 4th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Canadian MRIs are too universal health care-y to be trusted by the kings of capitalism.

  12. BoJo April 4th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Thinking CuJo or Sizemore to come up…could see a move of Turley to 60 man to make room if needed.

  13. Revenge of Stoneburner April 4th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    SweetSpot April 4th, 2014 at 11:51 pm
    What’s the big deal?

    *****

    What’s the big deal with getting one now? You see – two can play this game

  14. bigdan22 April 4th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    BoJo April 4th, 2014 at 11:44 pm
    I actually do enjoy your posts tremendously and find your comments to often be thought provoking and insightful. Your posts are a must read for me.

    —–

    Thank you. I appreciate your feedback. I also enjoy your posts as well. I really do love this game.

  15. Revenge of Stoneburner April 4th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    post a link to square pegs

    ******

    :) :)

  16. chicken_stanley April 4th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Bojo – Cujo hadn’t even crossed my mind but you could be right… I’ve never been a big fan of him defensively but I’d like to see how his bat plays… Still, I’m thinking Sizemore is more likely

  17. Revenge of Stoneburner April 4th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    just a quick observation – second smiley face guy does not resemble first smiley face guy emoticon

    :) :)

  18. BoJo April 4th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    They call the season a marathon for a reason. And it is hard to run a marathon with a bad hammy…so forget all the pre-season so-called expert predictions. Injuries happen. This is why they play the games on the field and not on paper. Well, this plus all the extra revenue they take in for actually playing the games on the field. I have yet to pay to attend a stratomatic game…

    Think about that!

  19. bigdan22 April 5th, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Revenge of Stoneburner April 4th, 2014 at 11:48 pm
    “and although he won’t undergo an MRI until Monday, Joe Girardi left open the possibility of the Yankees making a move before the end of the weekend. Sounds entirely possible — if not probable — that Teixeira will be on the disabled list by tomorrow.

    The initial diagnosis of a strain is based largely on Teixeira’s symptoms, not an actual test. The Yankees won’t have a full diagnosis until after the weekend.”

    I love this team, but sometimes they just do some odd things. Are we afraid of the Canadian MRIs???

    —–

    I think we’ve discussed this before. MRIs are not all that relevant for soft tissue sports injuries. The patient, through a good exam, will tell you the exact nature of his condition and what treatment is needed. The MRI can tell you if he’s bleeding in the hammy but you’d know that already because he wouldn’t be able to walk :)

  20. PhiltheThrill April 5th, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Tanaka with a great debut. I’m actually really impressed with the pitch ability he showed tonight and that Nova showed last night. Very good signs.

  21. jmills April 5th, 2014 at 12:06 am

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dTCNwgzM2rQ#

    For you my Yankee friends

  22. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I have yet to pay to attend a stratomatic game…

    ————————-

    me either. And I refuse to until they implement a replay system

  23. Revenge of Stoneburner April 5th, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I think we’ve discussed this before. MRIs are not all that relevant for soft tissue sports injuries. The patient, through a good exam, will tell you the exact nature of his condition and what treatment is needed. The MRI can tell you if he’s bleeding in the hammy but you’d know that already because he wouldn’t be able to walk :)

    *****

    Which is all fine – but the Yanks appear to be open to him having a MRI on Monday, so – - – -

  24. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:09 am

    jmills – greetings! Didn’t get to participate in the in game thread (believe it or not, had a dinner date…. they don’t come around too often :) ) Did you behave yourself on here tonight?

  25. Mottsx April 5th, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Scranton is in Syracuse so they’re not from Toronto. Problem is no one is there worth bringing up.

  26. Cashmoney April 5th, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Just by reading all the posts, I get a distinct sense that no one is really 1. shocked by Tex getting hurt. 2. thinking it’s a devastating offensive blow to this lineup. I think the expectation for Tex are quite modest, missing that modest production doesn’t invoke any duress.

  27. bigdan22 April 5th, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Revenge of Stoneburner April 5th, 2014 at 12:07 am
    I think we’ve discussed this before. MRIs are not all that relevant for soft tissue sports injuries. The patient, through a good exam, will tell you the exact nature of his condition and what treatment is needed. The MRI can tell you if he’s bleeding in the hammy but you’d know that already because he wouldn’t be able to walk :)

    *****

    Which is all fine – but the Yanks appear to be open to him having a MRI on Monday, so – – – -

    ——

    Well they always order an MRI because it can’t hurt. And I think for you and me doctors do it for legal protection. Plus it helps generate revenue. But when it comes to a hammy, an MRI can’t tell you the when the injury will heal or even if it is healed. Only the patient can tell you that. So if Tex is feeling a certain type of pain he will be treated accordingly even without an MRI. I can’t imagine he won’t be placed on the DL.

  28. Giuseppe Franco April 5th, 2014 at 12:15 am

    This infield was a disaster when Teixeira was expected to be healthy.

  29. Eric in the ATL April 5th, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Wonder if we could pry Ike Davis away from the Mets? A change of scenery could be just what he needs.

  30. Cashmoney April 5th, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Bojo, Sizemore is a good and realistic internal candidate, I am going all offense with Zolio and the possibility of Sori and Beltran manning 1b, a lot less likely scenario than Yankees simply bringing up Sizemore.

  31. bigdan22 April 5th, 2014 at 12:23 am

    So this Solarte guy.

    When I first say saw him last month, I said he sure doesn’t look like a utility infielder at the plate. I mean, he doesn’t even look like a startng infielder at the plate. He acts like he’s a clean-up hitter. He turned around 96 tonight in the 9th inning.

    I say, ride this horse. There’s a good chance pitchers will eventually figure him out. I’ve seen him look bad on curves in the dirt. But I read where Beltran calls him a “real switch hitter.”

    Sure is a nice story. Hope it lasts awhile.

  32. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Actually,an MRI on a muscular injury can identify the exact place the tear(strain) is at, it can tell you how deep in the muscle it is and it can tell you exactly how large it is. That is why they do it. MRI’s cost around 4 grand to perform, so it sure as heck is not for the heck of it. And when athletes are as big an muscular as tex is, especially in a large muscle group that is not easily accessible it makes tons of sense to “see” the injury than to have the athlete tell you how bad they think it might be.

    Please bigdan keep to what you, cause it sure aint sports med.

  33. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:26 am

    GF – agree. Even with his errors thus far, Tex is an elite defender and his injury makes the infield D that much worse

  34. jmills April 5th, 2014 at 12:26 am

    chicken, I always think about being good to these people here. I love them

  35. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    So this Solarte guy.

    ——————
    Last night someone called (can’t remember who) him “Melky Solarte” and got a ton of grief over it. Today at work I watched some clips of him batting lefthanded and, by gosh, he reminds me of Melky too.

  36. jmills April 5th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=16la1h3gUxY#

    :)

  37. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:31 am

    jmills – Expect an email within the next week or so… In the process of firming up the Canada schedule :)

  38. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:33 am

    jmills – nice… but not quite Thunderstruck! :)

  39. bigdan22 April 5th, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2014 at 12:23 am
    Actually,an MRI on a muscular injury can identify the exact place the tear(strain) is at, it can tell you how deep in the muscle it is and it can tell you exactly how large it is. That is why they do it. MRI’s cost around 4 grand to perform, so it sure as heck is not for the heck of it. And when athletes are as big an muscular as tex is, especially in a large muscle group that is not easily accessible it makes tons of sense to “see” the injury than to have the athlete tell you how bad they think it might be.

    Please bigdan keep to what you, cause it sure aint sports med.

    _______

    I’ve had several MRIs on my shoulders taken by Jobe’s clinic in LA and never (my insurance) paid more than 2 grand but I don’t profess to understand the economics of medicine. I’ve also had the late Dr. Jobe personally tell me he doesn’t need an MRI to diagnose shoulder injuries. His exam and a good medical history are what he and many orthopedists rely on as superior to anything an MRI will show. And, irrespective of what the MRI says, a good doctor will treat the patient’s symptoms first, especially when it comes to a professional athlete who knows his body better than anyone.

    Which all goes to explaining why the Yanks will DL Tex BEFORE he gets his MRI on Monday.

  40. Can of Corn April 5th, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Tex with his notoriously slow starts, his wrist and now his hammy.

    Gives him some time to rest the wrist further & heal up

  41. bigdan22 April 5th, 2014 at 12:37 am

    ——————
    Last night someone called (can’t remember who) him “Melky Solarte” and got a ton of grief over it. Today at work I watched some clips of him batting lefthanded and, by gosh, he reminds me of Melky too.

    ——

    There is a similarity. He takes a big swing but he also seems “short” to the ball like Melky. He’s built a little like Melky too.

  42. Can of Corn April 5th, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Perhaps with Tex being out for awhile we will find another diamond in the rough like Solarte

  43. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Bigdan –

    WRONG WRONG WRONG! Most people who know anything about sports medicine and know about special tests can diagnose a shoulder injury. Those tests for the most part ARE VERY TELLING. But to diagnose a grade on a muscular injury the MRI is the right call.

    I’ve actually done two internships with at the Jobe Clinic and one with James Andrews, ever heard of him. I’ve worked as an athletic trainer and a physical therapist in both professional baseball and football. When you have an athlete who’s as big a baby as tex is, you want a defined diagnosis.

  44. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Michelle B. – I like Tex more than most on here… so, the “as big a baby as Tex is” really stung

    Just joking (not about me liking Tex but just giving you a hard time on the quote :) )

  45. Patrick April 5th, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I suspect we won’t see Tex until May, Russ Canzler will be with the team by monday at the latest

  46. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Patrick – my guess is mid-May

  47. yankfan1 April 5th, 2014 at 12:57 am

    wasnt Soriano taking reps at 1B during the Spring? I mean its worth a look…

  48. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Chicken –

    LOL – In my world we call a high maintenance a PITA – so from now on i will refer to your boy as a chicken pita.

    I like tex, but you can tell the steriods are finally catching up with his body.

  49. bigdan22 April 5th, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2014 at 12:45 am
    Bigdan –

    WRONG WRONG WRONG! Most people who know anything about sports medicine and know about special tests can diagnose a shoulder injury. Those tests for the most part ARE VERY TELLING. But to diagnose a grade on a muscular injury the MRI is the right call.

    I’ve actually done two internships with at the Jobe Clinic and one with James Andrews, ever heard of him. I’ve worked as an athletic trainer and a physical therapist in both professional baseball and football. When you have an athlete who’s as big a baby as tex is, you want a defined diagnosis

    Hey I respect your experience and I’m very impressed but I’m still right about the MRI and Tex’s injury. And when they DL Tex BEFORE his MRI that will support my claim. Moreover, they will rely on Tex’s symptoms to know when the injury is healed, not any MRI.

    BTW, did you ever work with Dr. Kvitne? He did both of my shoulders. He used to be the team doctor the LA Kings. Cool guy.

  50. jmills April 5th, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Chicken, let’s get thing straight, I happily don’t owe anybody here anything but I love them.

  51. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Michelle B – I’ll be looking for “chicken pita” from you. It’ll be your and my little secret :) Have a great night.

  52. chicken_stanley April 5th, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Whoa, jmills! never said you owed anybody anything :) Just wanted to make sure you didn’t hit any speed bumps tonight is all :)

  53. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Bigdan –

    i love how you like to tell everyone you’re right….it makes me snicker a bit.

    Honestly, though, with such a headcase as tex, and he is a headcase when it comes to injuries. For the sake of his psyche the MRI will tell him EXACTLY what is wrong, which will help with the healing.

    And one more minor correction – just for future knowledge – A sprain or a strain is a tear, however minute or large. Because there is a tear, their will be blood regardless of the grade of the injury. It just depends on how superficial or deep the injury, that will determine if you can see the actually bleeding (bruising). The severity of the injury or will determine weight bearing status. So saying that a person wouldnt be able to walk due to muscle bleeding is kind of incorrect.

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