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Today’s guest post comes from Joe Mucci, a current college student and big Yankee fan, as he wanted to talk about the plethora of injuries the Bronx Bombers are currently dealing with. Make sure to give Joe a follow on Twitter, @JoeMucci.
With the recent news the New York Yankees received about Mark Teixeira, there is growing concern going forward. Mark Teixeira is just another name added to the list of injuries the Yankees have staring in their face. He, along with former All-Stars Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and C.C. Sabathia, are all either injured or recovering from surgery. However, the main injury concerns are Rodriguez, Granderson and Teixeira since none will be in the Opening Day lineup against their biggest rival, the Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees have few options when it comes to filling all their holes due to the injuries. With the off-season signing of Kevin Youkilis, the Yankees hoped for him to be the answer for the injured Alex Rodriguez at third base. With Teixeira now injured as well, New York may have to move Youkilis over to first.
Another option to replace Teixeira at first would be Juan Rivera, who signed a minor league deal with New York this past winter. Rivera played with the Yankees from 2001-2003, spending most of his time in the outfield. He would obviously need a little work at first defensively, but instead of trading for a replacement first baseman, the Yankees can look right at their roster and make the switch to put Juan Rivera at first.
However, don’t be surprised to see Brian Cashman find a trading partner. New York has a few enticing prospects in their farm systems that some teams may covet. Mason Williams and Tyler Austin may be the prospects traded, but why trade highly regarded prospects on an aging team on a replacement player for a little over a month?
Curtis Granderson’s injury may have the biggest impact on New York. Granderson has predominantly hit in the top half of the Yankees lineup, averaging 42 home runs over the last two years. Even though his average is down, the power is still there. He is also an above average defender, using some of his speed to cover large portions of the outfield. Granderson’s replacement could be a center field by committee, but how well will that really work? The options could consist of Matt Diaz (a free agent signing), 26-year-old minor leaguer Milky Mesa, and the aforementioned Juan Rivera.
Clearly, the Yankees have their work cut out for them at the beginning of the season. Eight of New York’s top ten homerun hitters from last year are either injured or no longer with the team, so Teixeira’s injury adds to the depletion of power in the Yankees Opening Day lineup. New York is in jeopardy of setting the major league record for the biggest decrease in team home runs this season.
I know you’re all excited to see how this plays out because I know I am.
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According to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be scratched from the World Baseball Classic due to injury. Teixeira has been diagnosed with a strained right wrist, and said he felt something “pop.” He will be out for at least two weeks.
Things obviously keep getting worse for the Yankees, who have been dealing with injuries...
Mark Teixeira is going to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
New York general manager Brian Cashman gave the news after the Yankees' were beat 8-2 by the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team on Wednesday.
Teixeira was hurt swinging a bat Tuesday in an indoor cage during pregame...
The New York Yankees have another injury concern, and it could affect Team USA at the World Baseball Classic.
First baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from the Team USA lineup for Tuesday's exhibition with the Chicago White Sox because of a sore forearm, according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News.
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Umm so remember when we here at BSO reported yesterday that New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, hurt his forearm while hitting off a tee and would only be out 7-10 days?
Well it turns out it was a much worst injury to his wrist and according to George A. King III of the New York Post, Teixeira will be sidelined for 8-10 weeks.
The Yankees’ nightmare spring training continued...
The latest New York Yankees casualty is first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will be out 8-10 weeks with a strained right wrist.
Mark Teixeira to miss 8-10 weeks with strained wrist tendon wp.me/p1rXvG-8Xqk
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 6, 2013
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AL BEast Notebook – March 6
Yankees are dropping faster than Brian Cashman out of an airplane.
Bad news continues to pile up for the Bombers. First baseman Mark Teixeira hurt his right wrist swinging in the batting cage on Tuesday and will miss at least two weeks.
Yes, he’s out of the World Baseball Classic, but the bigger news is that Tex won’t even be swinging a bat for practically...
First baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from
Tuesdayâs exhibition game against the Chicago
White Sox with a strained right forearm and will not play in the
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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the United States team at the World Baseball Classic.
Teixeira strained his forearm while swinging off a tee on Tuesday.
Hosmer will leave the Royals' spring training complex and meet up with the USA before its exhibition game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night in Scottsdale...
No. No no no no no no no. No. Please no. Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and planned starting first baseman for Team USA in the World Baseball classic has come down with an injury. The team needs a first baseman. Naturally reporters asked Ryan Howard if he...
Eric Hosmer has replaced Mark Teixeira as the everyday first baseman for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic.
USA Baseball confirmed the news Wednesday morning. Team USA has one more exhibition game, Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, before opening tournament play Friday against Team Mexico.
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Teixeira Injury Fantasy Impact
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