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Mark Teixeira acknowledges he might be out until June

Mar 17, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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The bad news keeps pouring out of Yankees camp.

According to Bryan Hoch of, Mark Teixeira told reporters the injury to his right wrist involves the tendon sheath and acknowledged that the new diagnosis means he “could miss all of May.”

Teixeira injured his right wrist a little less than two weeks ago while hitting in a cage before Team USA’s exhibition game against the White Sox — prior to the opening of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. It’s the same type of injury that cost Toronto slugger Jose Bautista a large chunk of the 2012 season, and it’s also the type of injury can linger for years unless taken care of surgically.

Teixeira, 32, batted .251/.332/.475 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 123 games last season. He is owed $90 million over the next four years. Juan Rivera appears likely to fill in at first base for the Yanks early on.

  1. historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM


    Doom Watch! he he…oh

    /goes back to drinking coffee quietly

    • cur68 - Mar 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM


      • ditto65 - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM


      • cur68 - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        I think you mean:

    • indaburg - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      The Doom Watch has been elevated to a Doom Warning. Doom conditions are imminent.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:29 PM


      • paperlions - Mar 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        So what is the current % of chance of doom?

      • cur68 - Mar 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM

        I think we’re at DoomCon 2.5. .

        DoomAlert Warnings for:
        Jeter (ankle, gift basket giving)
        Phil Hughes (back)
        Boone Logan (elbow)
        Alex Rodriguez (hip, douchiness)
        Gardner (calf. . .and presumably whatever other cattle he has)
        Chamberlian (arm, ankle, moustache)
        Youkalis (because he’s Youkalis and will break)
        Hafner (because he’s as delicate as a lotus blossom)

        Stay tuned for your HBT Doom Watch updates.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        You forgot Cashman, cur. The FO is also in Doom-mode.

        Also: Grandy and Boesch (I’m pretty sure that picking him up is some kind of doom-contributor.)

      • indaburg - Mar 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM

        What happened to the Dickslayer pic?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

        In honor of Paddy’s Day…being Mom’s daughter. :)

      • cur68 - Mar 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        Might upgrade them 20 DoomCon 2, then. Forgot Cashman. DOOM!

  2. proudlycanadian - Mar 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I understand that Rivera is on a minor league contract. Thus, I would not be surprised if Teixeira goes on the 60 Day DL About the spelling of his name; generally, i goes before e except after c. He is an exception to the old rule.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Mar 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    He never hits until June anyway.

    • cackalackyank - Mar 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Yeah, this means he won’t hit until August, by which time it won’t matter.

  4. Old Gator - Mar 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    The Feather Lice will have clinched the division by the time he comes back.

  5. 410baltimore - Mar 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM


  6. jdvalk - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Yep, that he has a ring with the Yanks and didn’t sign up to Angelos’ house of fun before Pete let the baseball people do their thing a few years after Tex was on the market is certainly schadenfreude.

  7. ditto65 - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going back to bed.

  8. buffalomafia - Mar 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    This guy is always hurt & swings @ balls in the dirt!!!!!

    • guatdajel - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:20 PM


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