Mark Teixeira injured his wrist during batting practice on Tuesday (March 5). As a result, Teixeira will be out at least two weeks, putting the New York Yankees through yet another injury problem during Spring Training. According to a report from ESPN, this wrist problem has also caused Teixeira to pull out of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
The injury is to Teixeira's right wrist and Yankees GM Brian Cashman wants to protect his investment here. That means a lot of rest for his first baseman, even if the initial X-rays came back negative. That doesn't mean he is going to return quickly, but simply that it is being classified as a strained wrist for the time being.
Speaking about what took place, Yankees manager Joe Girardi stated that, "I was kind of shocked. He was taking swings in the cage and felt something. It was in his hand or wrist. I'm sure there will be more tests." Now Team USA will have to move on without its starting first baseman with no official decision stated as to who will replace him.
This injured wrist of Mark Teixeira's is something that fantasy baseball owners should pay attention to as drafts approach. On the surface, it does appear like something he could get past quickly, but the New York Yankees' first baseman becomes a risk for those doing early drafts.
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