Some late afternoon Yankees news: 3/5/12

Can someone please remind me not to complain about a lack of Yankees’ news? It seems like every time I do that, someone gets hurt.

This time, it’s Mark Teixeira.

Teixeira was removed from Team USA’s lineup after feeling discomfort in his forearm. He said he first felt the discomfort when swinging in the batting cages today. And now it looks like he may be done in Arizona because manager Joe Girardi said Tex would be looked at by the Yankees’ doctors. He had x-rays done and they were negative, thank goodness, but more tests will be taken.

The Yankees’ other star WBC participant, Robinson Cano, was hit by a foul ball in the Dominican Republic’s matchup with the Philadephia Phillies today but he was otherwise unscathed. The Dominican team pounded the Phillies to the tune of 15 runs on 28 hits. Yes, that says 28. Cano had three of those hits.

The Yankees made some cuts today: Greg Bird, Cito Culver, Rob Segedin, Tyler Austin, Francisco Arcia, Kyle Higashioka and Gary Sanchez.

I posted tonight’s Yankees lineup earlier but here’s the Braves lineup that will be facing David Phelps:

Schafer CF
Heyward RF
JUpton LF
Freeman 1B
BUpton DH
Uggla 2B
Johnson 3B
Pastornicky SS
Pagonizzi C

Maholm LHP

The Yankee pitchers scheduled to follow Phelps on the mound are David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, David Aardsma, Mark Montgomery and Shawn Kelley.

Tonight’s game will be shown on YES and will also be broadcasted on WCBS 880 AM.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

3 thoughts on “Some late afternoon Yankees news: 3/5/12

  1. Mike Eder

    If this pulls Tex out of the WBC it could be a blessing in disguise.

    • Mike

      I think some of us were just hopeful he'd get a few games worth of his annual April crappiness out of the way before games started to count.

      • Mike Eder

        I was too, but I think there were some real reasons other than slumping that caused his awful Aprils. This season he stopped lifting so close to Spring Training, and hasn't made any changes to batting approach. For instance, last year he tried to drive the ball to opposite field until the middle of May, and it added up to a .669 OPS over his first 159 plate appearances of the season. After he went back to his old approach, he had an .870 OPS over 365 plate appearances, despite playing injured. He knows not to mess with his swing now, hopefully that means we'll get the same old Texieira right away.

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