The New York Yankees have already lost star outfielder Curtis Granderson until May with a broken forearm. On Wednesday, the team found out that it had lost another invaluable piece of their line-up for an extended portion of the season, as first baseman Mark Teixeira will be out of action for 8 to 10 weeks due to a strained tendon in his right wrist. YES Network’s Jack Curry is reporting that Teixeira will have to rest the injury for four weeks before being allowed to begin any form of rehabilitation.
Teixeira had been away from the team participating with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. It had been initially reported on Tuesday that Teixeira had been removed from the lineup after feeling soreness in the area of his wrist. The Associated Press had reported on Tuesday evening that the injury did not appear serious.
With the injury to Teixeira, a gaping hole is left in the heart of the Yankees lineup, as well as in the right side of the infield. There is no easy solution within the organization to fill Teixeira’s spot. Kevin Youkilis and Travis Hafner have experience at the position, but are already needed for the third base and designated hitter slots. Dan Johnson, in camp on a minor league deal, is likely the internal favorite but has looked horrible at the plate this spring.
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