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Mark Teixeira aggravates left calf, will undergo MRI

Sep 9, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

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Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated his troublesome left calf on the final play of Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to the Orioles. And there’s some concern that it was more than just a tweak.

According to Bryan Hoch of, Teixeira will undergo an MRI on the calf Monday and has already been ruled out for the Yankees’ entire three-game series with the Red Sox that begins on Tuesday night. If the exam reveals another strain, it’s possible that he will be done for the rest of the regular season.

Steven Pearce, a .237/.309/.375 career hitter in the major leagues, is starting at first base in Sunday afternoon’s series finale with Baltimore. The Yanks are currently tied with the O’s atop the AL East.

Teixeira, 32, is batting .255/.336/.478 with 23 home runs and 81 RBI in 509 plate appearances this season.

  1. moagecu - Sep 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    shouldn’t have slid

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      The game was on the line. He made a great effort on the play.

      • mazblast - Sep 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

        You’re right. Can’t blame the guy for trying.

        Here’s something to cheer up the Yankee fans out there–Tex’s contract has four more years to run at $22.5 million per year. Of the four years so far, including this year, you got your money’s worth–once.

      • vallewho - Sep 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

        This will free Tex to look into his business ventures >>>

      • deathmonkey41 - Sep 9, 2012 at 8:46 PM

        And he was safe and the game should have been tied if not for a blatantly awful call by the ump.

  2. willclarkgameface - Sep 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    For the love of God, at regular seasons end please let this mean that the Yankees will have blown a double digit lead, fallen into 3rd place, and will be home helping Derek Jeter sign baseballs that he leaves in the cab for the girls he hooks up with.

  3. ejannetta - Sep 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Tex is just another mistake by Cashman. Nothing more than an over-rated 1st baseman that isn’t worth half what they are paying him. Too bad the Yanks can’t ship Tex, Gardner, Joba and Martin to some sucka organization.

    • mazblast - Sep 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Gardner is still years away from free agency and has cost the Yankees “only” $2.8 million this year.

      Joba, like Phil Hughes, came up as a guaranteed first-ballot HOFer, and we all know the Yankees and NY media are never wrong. Besides, he’s making “only” $1.65 million this year.

      Tex had one good year out of four, so that’s worth $180 million, right?

      I can’t come up with one bit of rationalization for Martin, though, unless you consider $7.5 million this year to be petty cash.

      • raysfan1 - Sep 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

        Kinda harsh with the 1 good year out of 4. Granted his BA has declined, but his OPS has remained above average, he led the league in runs scored his second year with the Yankees, over 30 HRs and 100 RBI each of his first 3 years–he’s falling short of that this year only due to injuries. He also has a good glove. You can certainly argue he is overpaid, but he has been an above average 1B his entire time in NY.

      • bigharold - Sep 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

        “You can certainly argue he is overpaid, but he has been an above average 1B his entire time in NY.

        Care Raysfan, .. logic and reason is never appreciated in these parts.

  4. pjmarn6 - Sep 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Since when is a .255 hitter worth 22.5 million dollars a year. He earns enough in one year as 50 school teachers.

    • bigharold - Sep 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      “… 22.5 million dollars a year. He earns enough in one year as 50 school teachers”

      That would mean those teaches are making $450K a year. I’m glad I’m not paying taxes in that school district.

  5. cackalackyank - Sep 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Well they really need cut down on the beer and chicken at the batting cages…

    • fredverd - Sep 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      Wait! Did I miss something? Was he just traded to the Red Sawx?

  6. mazblast - Sep 10, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    raysfan1, $20-$22.5 million a year is more than a little overpayment for “an above average 1B”.

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