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Mark Teixeira has fluid drained from knee, won’t play today

Jul 2, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

Mark Teixeira AP

Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees’ lineup for today’s game against the Rays after having fluid drained from his sore left knee.

According to manager Joe Girardi “he’s played through this and we fully expect him to be back in there tomorrow.”

Teixeira sat out two weeks in April with a hamstring injury after spending most of last year on the disabled list, but he’s been one of the Yankees’ most productive hitters since returning with 15 homers and an .825 OPS in 58 games following the DL stint.

Jacoby Ellsbury is also sitting out today’s game with general soreness, so the Yankees have Ichiro Suzuki in center field and Kelly Johnson at first base.

  1. clownsfan - Jul 2, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    So tired of Tex & his constant health issues.

  2. pisano - Jul 2, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    What else is new?

  3. pete2112 - Jul 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    It’s too bad because he still has the ability to play well when healthy, which is not often anymore. I’m actually surprised how much his body has broken down while playing a fairly less than physically demanding position.

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 2, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      come on man…

      the BENCH is hard on him… (he could use a cushion… but ballplayers aren’t always the brightest)

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