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GM on Mark Teixeira: “It’s clearly not a good situation”

Jun 24, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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Mark Teixeira is back on the disabled list for a second time with the wrist injury he suffered during the World Baseball Classic and last week’s cortisone injection apparently hasn’t helped.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that Teixeira “is still sore, even after the shot” and “it’s clearly not a good situation.”

Cashman has said repeatedly that surgery was always an option for Teixeira and the lack of progress he’s made recently seemingly raises those odds quite a bit. Teixeira has played in just 15 of the Yankees’ first 75 games, hitting .151. He’s been back on the disabled list since June 16.

  1. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Do the surgery now and get it over with. The longer this drags on, the longer the rehab will take.

    • flamethrower101 - Jun 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Guess they were hoping rehab and rest would be all that was needed since there was no new tear. But I agree. It’s like the Jose Bautista situation last year. Injury wasn’t severe enough to immediately turn to surgery, but rest & rehab did nothing & he ended up missing all but a handful of games in the 2nd half.

    • bigharold - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      But, if here is no tear what are they cutting him for? Surgery, in my estimation, is only to correct something that is broken.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        I have no advanced diagnosis of his issue. Just a huge confirmation bias that any issue with a wrist tends to ultimately result in surgery, so why put it off. Like the guys who have elbow soreness, pitch through it, and then have TJ surgery 6mo later.

  2. jk55299 - Jun 24, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    This has turned into a terrible signing.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 24, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Remember back in 2008 when the Red Sox were on the verge of signing him and the Yankees swooped in and gave him that ridiculous contract?

      Thanks Cashman…another brilliant move. (sure Cashman aplogists, Steinbrenner made him do it)

      Cashman! Cashman!


      Boston Red Sox fans everywhere.

      • yashraba - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        Seriously how bad is your short term memory that as a Red Sox fan you are going to criticize another team’s GM for giving out ridiculous contracts?

      • jayscarpa - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        In 2008 the Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 1994 so in the offseason they signed Texiera/Burnett/Sabathia.
        They won the World Series that year and have made the playoffs in every year since.
        The Red Sox, on the other hand, haven’t been to the playoffs since 2009.

      • chip56 - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        Really? Like you weren’t one of the Red Sox fans bitching about not getting him? But hey, you saved that money and went out and got Carl Crawford – so I guess everything worked out perfect for you right?

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:02 PM

        As a fellow Sox fan, you REALLY need to rethink your taunting strategy, as the comments below indicate.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:17 PM

        Thanks Cashman…another brilliant move. (sure Cashman aplogists, Steinbrenner made him do it)

        Through last year he was paid $86.875M after 4 years. In that time he put up a 126 OPS+ and 16.5 rWAR. At roughly $5M/WAR on the FA market, that amounts to a worth of $82.5M. So he’s been slightly overpaid coming into this year when he got injured.

        Stop trolling, you are really bad at it.

      • beachnbaseball - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Do your friends call you “turd” for short?

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM


  3. bmoreravens1012013 - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    As a die hard Orioles fan, I say tuff luck and just more Yankee karma coming back to bite them. I don’t wish injury on no-one , but I’m still upset that Fatboy “Ce-Ce” hit Markakis last year and hurt us exponentially. Not to mention everyone in Maryland can’t stand “Tex” , due to him joining the evil empire over the Orioles, but look how things have changed….

    • chip56 - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      Aren’t the O’s still paying Albert Belle?

    • chip56 - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      by the way, that “Yankee Karma” has a team with 5 of it’s projected starting 9 on the DL, 2 games out of first place at the end of June…soooooo there’s that.

  4. bigmeechy74 - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    He isn’t good anyway

  5. paperlions - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I guess I just didn’t pay attention….and if I had been, now that I think about it, I would have been shocked at his quick recovery…but I just assumed that he had surgery already.

    Sorry, but a tendon sheath issue in the wrist of a baseball player = you freaking need surgery (just like Bautista did last year). This is like going the “rest and rehab” route for a torn labrum in a pitching shoulder. Yes, having shoulder surgery is terrifying for a pitcher….but that thing ain’t gonna heal itself after you tore it up by throwing a baseball repeatedly for years and years.

  6. deathmonkey41 - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I wonder if the fact that Bautista and Tex both jump out of their shoes to pull the ball has anything to do with that specific injury?

    • paperlions - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      No idea. Mark DeRosa had the same injury.

  7. benbosox670407 - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Bosox GMs have their own sorrid past w/ pisspoor signings. And it looks like Andrew Bailey might be added to the pile, if he cannot get his command and execution sorted out. Eric Gagne ring a bell? Never can figure why organizations fail to properly seek out in house talent to become reliable releivers and quit going to the well and drinknig the koolaid. Heck the Cardinals seems to do ok w/ o coughing up millions for mercenaries that often wilt under intense pressure.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      Gagne was bad, but the guy who made that trade is no longer the GM in Boston, i.e., every GM makes mistakes…just not as expensive as the mistakes Cashman makes.

      • chip56 - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        If you sign more guys to big time contracts you’re going to risk making bigger mistakes. As for the guy who is GM in Boston, he’s traded assets for Andrew Bailey, Mark Melancon and Joel Hanrahan and still doesn’t have a closer. He could have just made Bard the closer rather than diddling with him and ruining him by trying to make him a starter; and they would still have a right fielder, short stop and effective pitcher.

        Money isn’t the only thing that GMs waste. Cherrington has done a spectacular job wasting assets.

  8. turdfurgerson68 - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Trolling? Whats that? Sorry, no trolling here.

    Sure, the Sox have given out some bad contracts, but unlike the Yankees, the Red Sox GM was able to unload them (thanks LA). Where is Crawford, again? Not playing in Boston.

    And who cares what Teixiera did in the PAST, Yankeees still on the hook for years with his contract.

    Im sure you would love to unload his or A-Roid’s contract, but then again, that’s not Cashman’s fortè now is it, ha ha.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 24, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      but unlike the Yankees, the Red Sox GM was able to unload them (thanks LA). Where is Crawford, again? Not playing in Boston

      So the ability to unload bad contracts makes it ok? What kind of thought process is that? Both regimes have given out horrible contracts, and both have given out great ones, with plenty in between. You’re a troll because every time a story about a Yankee, usually injured one, is written, you come in here bashing the contract and/or Cashman.

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM

        Sorry, It’s not trolling if it’s the truth.

        What ‘great’ contracts has Cashman given out recently, other than CC?

        Live in denial all you want, but the fact is Cashman is a awful GM.

  9. bigjimatch - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    has there ever been a 7+ year contract that was that was win-win for the life of the deal?

    • ILoveBaseball - Jun 25, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      While the press around Manny’s contract was – media-like, take a look at his prodution for the 7 1/2 years in Boston. Slash line .312/.407/.588. Even the year they got rid of him he hit .299/.398/.529. Oh, and they won two championships. I don’t think Boston management was unhapy about that. He was also an all-star every year and received MVP votes every year there but one. I’d call that win-win.

  10. jk55299 - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I am a die-hard Yankee fan and I can’t defend this signing. This is Giambi part two. I remember being so excited to get a 1b that hits over 300 every year with 40 homeruns. Then we got Giambi 250 with 40 homeruns and injuries……Tex is a better defender but the same thing happened. 250 with 40 homeruns when he is not hurt.

  11. jk55299 - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Anyone else think it is time for Long to go? The highest batting average on the team is 280. Injuries or not that is no good. Last year not very many 300 hitters either.

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