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Mark Teixeira out 1-2 weeks with Grade 1 calf strain

Aug 27, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

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11:27 PM: According to Sweeny Murti of WFAN, Mark Teixeira said he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain and thinks he could be out anywhere from one to two weeks. Of course, it’s possible he could miss more time.

11:10 PM: No word yet on the MRI results, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Jack Curry of YES Network that Teixeira is unlikely to play in at least the next five games.

9:10 PM ET: Mark Teixeira’s left wrist has been a nagging issue for the past month, but now he has another injury to deal with.

Bryan Hoch of reports that Teixeira exited tonight’s game against the Blue Jays after four innings with a left calf strain and was sent to New York-Presbyterian Hospital to undergo an MRI.

Teixeira appeared to tweak something during his at-bat in the fourth inning. He finished the at-bat and eventually drew a walk, but limped around the bases when he scored on an RBI single by Russell Martin. Eric Chavez replaced him at first base to begin the fifth inning while Jayson Nix entered the game to play third.

Teixeira is hitting .255/.355/.478 with 23 home runs, 81 RBI and an .813 OPS in 119 games this season. The Yankees could shuffle through a number of options at first base if he requires an extended absence, including Nick Swisher, Eric Chavez, Casey McGehee and the newly-acquired Steve Pearce.

  1. randygnyc - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    It didn’t look serious, at all, when it happened. When limping around the bases, though, I was worried. Then to hear they took him directly to the hospital, well, that’s very alarming. I have a feeling it’s very bad. I hope not.

  2. vallewho - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Should have come out after the at-bat. Prob did more damage by running the bases…

  3. randygnyc - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    They’re calling it a “calf contusion” which would imply that it suffered some sort of blow. But there was no contact during the foul ball swing. Perhaps something happened earlier?

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    I watched a lot of cowboy movies when I was young, so I am not surprised that the formerTexas Ranger had a calf injury.

    • Kevin S. - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:25 AM

      Too many roundhouses?

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

        Have you ever watched Red River?

  5. proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    It may be contagious as Aaron Laffey left the game with a left calf contusion. Earlier Henderson Alvarez had to exit after he fielded a hit with his shin. The X-Rays on Alvarez were negative.

  6. proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Good night Yankee fans. The Jays needed the win more than the Yankees did. Thanks for an exciting game.

  7. randygnyc - Aug 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Jays pitchers got hit 4 times tonight. Still that couldn’t slow them down as the yanks fell 8-7.

    • marinersnate - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:36 AM

      Thanks for that up to date report Randy. We all needed it.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:48 AM

        You did need it. It was a good game even though players on both teams got hurt.

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