Teixeira Injury Fantasy Impact
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he was worried. It turns out he had every right to be. On Wednesday, Joe Girardi told reporters first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss 8-10 weeks after injuring his wrist during batting practice. Two months, which includes needed rehab after four weeks of rest, would mean Tex wouldn't return until early-May. The Yankees are also without Curtis Granderson who broke his forearm after being hit by a spring training pitch.
The Yankees would have the option of starting Kevin Youkilis at first base if he wasn't already starting for an injured Alex Rodriguez at third base. So, at least for the moment, the team's first-base options are Juan Rivera and Dan Johnson; neither of which should be added to a fantasy roster unless you play in a 40-team American League-only setting.
The FOXSports.com fantasy department's composite fantasy rankings has Teixeira ranked 11th among first basemen . Freddie Freeman, Mark...