Quick Hit: Teixeira will miss 8-10 weeks

I was having a pretty good day until this news came across the wire. Mark Teixeira has a strained right wrist and will miss 8 to 10 weeks. He will have to rest four weeks before even beginning to rehab the wrist.

I will give you time to gasp, yell, throw something, etc.

Okay. So, now that we know that Teixeira will be out for at least the first month of the season, there are many questions that need to be answered:

  • Who will take over at first base while Tex is out?
  • Who will be the next Yankee to get injured?
  • Will Tex’s April woes actually happen in May instead?
  • Why are the baseball Gods being so cruel to us?
  • What will happen next?
  • A sinkhole?
  • A meteor?
  • Is this actually happening or am I dreaming?
  • Is it too early to drink a bottle of wine?

In all seriousness, it’s as if the Yankees were tempting fate by not having a lot of depth on the bench and now look at what’s happening. It’s almost amusing at this point because it’s so ludicrous.

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32 thoughts on “Quick Hit: Teixeira will miss 8-10 weeks

  1. Look on the bright side – was it last April, or the one before, where Tex hit below .200? I'd think almost anyone in the system could match that kind of output.

    Not that sub .200 is good – but that's what we've come to expect and accept from Mark – so why whine when we get the same thing from one of our retreads?

  2. I just hope Kuroda doesn't go inside on Cano today and break HIS forearm.

  3. Everyone that was dying for small ball in 2012 will be wishing the Yanks hit too many homers this year. And if CC, Kuroda and Hughes all get off to slow starts again this year — oh boy.

  4. I think we will see a lot of references to the "Mendoza Lone "this year when we speak of this guy . And I don't mean in May and June ,but all year long .

  5. Clearly the Yankees will use Nick Swisher at 1B again like they did last yea— crap.

  6. 1. It's never too early for wine

    2. Hafner has the ability, and i mean VERY LIMITED ABILITY to play first. He could possibly cover that area, unless him stretching off the bag causes him to break a leg.

  7. Wow. Is this the Opening day lineup, assuming Jeter plays SS?

    Winner of the Melky Mesa/Juan Rivera/Matt Diaz sweepstakes
    Dan Johnson

    That has to be the worst opening day lineup the Yankees have run out there since the Roberto Kelly era.

  8. All these injuries are starting to get ugly. Maybe all this stuff will make Hal and Company take a closer look at their self imposed salary cap for the 2014. If it does then maybe some good will come from all these injuries.

  9. Let Austin play first . It's time to bring the kids up .it worked well for the nats. May as well bring Sanchez and Williams too .

  10. With so many injuries it would be a great time to battle-test some of these "kids" in the minors. The Yanks need CF and 1B/3B (wherever Yooooouk doesn't play). Instead of begging for replacement scraps from other teams just put in the best kids available. It's April, everyone is a little rusty and Win/Loss is unpredictable anyway.

    I'd really like to see Zoilo Almonte take center until Granderson is back; the Yanks are losing Granderson and maybe Ichiro after the season, what a better audition that real games that actually matter in the Bronx pressure-cooker? (Also, when I saw him play for the Staten Island Yankees I decided that "Zoilo" is about the coolest name ever.) It's a little tougher with the infield, as the Yanks don't really have (m)any good prospects in the dirt. I don't think that Nunez will be a great replacement for Jeter in the future, so maybe keep him at 3B to get him more swings.

  11. Some of you might laugh, but I'd put Nunez at 1st base for a month…defensively, he can catch a grounder, and he only has to under hand it to the pitcher covering. The rest of 1st base is holding on a runner, and he can catch a ball thrown and apply a tag…which is easier than having to run to 2nd base and catch a ball from the catcher to tag out a runner trying to steal 2nd. I think he can do it, and cut down on his throwing errors.

  12. As an older (56) Yankee fan, I am taken back to 1965, when the team was destroyed by age and injury. The parallels are scary. Elston Howard went down with bone chips in his elbow and Roger Maris popped a hamstring, followed by a broken hamate bone in his right hand. Mickey Mantle was unable to recover from nagging injuries and Jim Bouton's arm fell off. Not to mention severe regression by Joe Pepitone and the end of Tony Kubek's career. The saving grace is that if indeed this is a 77 win team (as that one was), it is doubtful they will be mediocre for long, as there is some young talent in the pipeline and rebuilding through free agency is always an option. They'll never say it publicly, but it's entirely possible the Yanks will have to muddle through a horrid season and regroup for 2014.

  13. They would never do it, but I’d love to see them play Jeter and his bum ankle at first base to start the season. Play Nunez every day at short and let Derek start the year off at a less demanding defensive position. It would also be good to get a look at life without the Captain at shortstop. I’d also bat him 3rd, with Gardner and Ichiro at the top of the order.

  14. Ladies and Gentlemen, I know most everyone is really concerned about all these injuries especially this latest one by Tex. But let's keep in mind he's only expected to miss about the 1st month of the regular season. And unless all of us have short term memory loss it's not like Tex has lit up the offense the first 30 or even 60 days of the past few seasons. So please keep that in mind. As for Granderson being out about the same length of time. We all should realize that the likelihood of the Yankees having Granderson in 2014 is slim and none IF Hal sticks to his stated goal of getting to $189MM payroll for 2014. So what better opportunity can there be to see what one or two of the young guys can do then this April. Remember behind dark cloud there is a silver lining. That's just my opinion.