Found March 09, 2013 on
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees
Mark DeRosa is waiting for a call back from Mark Teixeira, his friend and former teammate with the Texas Rangers.
DeRosa, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, says a wrist injury "wrecked" his career - and he wants to issue a warning to Teixeira, the New York Yankees' first baseman.
"Don't come back until it's right or you'll never be right again," DeRosa said. "Your bat speed, your stability, your power, your stamina, everything (gets) compromised by it."
The injury-depleted Yankees had a rare good day on Saturday, with both shortstop Derek Jeter and closer Mariano Rivera making positive impressions in their first appearances of the spring.
Teixeira, 32, suffered a strained tendon in his right wrist Tuesday and will miss 8 to 10 weeks, according to the Yankees. A more extended absence would increase the urgency for the team to acquire another corner infielder.
DeRosa said he had a different problem then Teixeira - he tore the tendon she...
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The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Brett Lawrie for a few weeks this spring. Perhaps more importantly, Team Canada will be without him for the entire World Baseball Classic. Lawrie felt a tightness in his side during a prep game for the WBC and has since been shut down for 2-3 weeks.
According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Lawrie strained his left rib cage. He will...
Haven't done a link dump in a while, figured I'd start today:
- Richard Justice calls the Yankees trio of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte "a timeless classic" in this article for MLB.com.
- Joel Sherman says that Mariano was what separated the Yankees from everyone else. I would have to agree.
- After CC Sabathia sim game today, he's...
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Photo courtesy of Keith Allison A rough offseason for the Yankees just got rougher, as it was announced that first baseman Mark Teixeira will be out until at least May with a wrist injury. Teixeira joins Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez as Yankees who will miss significant regular season time, with Derek Jeter and Mariano [...]
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The Yankees don’t have many viable options to fill in for Mark Teixeira as he recovers from a strained tendon in his right wrist, so they’re turning to a player who has been retired since 2011.
The Yankees are in talks to bring Derrek Lee out of retirement, according to the New York Times. The 37-year-old was last seen playing for Pittsburgh and Baltimore two years ago.