Teixeira will have the next 3-4 days off with a mild lower lat strain. No DL as of now.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 21, 2014
It’s been a while since Teix missed a game due to health issues, so I guess he was due. He’s out of tonight’s lineup and figures to be out for at least this next series against the Rangers with what’s being called a “mild” lat strain.
Injuries have been a constant theme to Teix’s 2014 season, but so far he’s managed to come back from each one and not miss a beat. Hopefully that continues 3-4 days from now, as he’s still the team’s biggest (and at times only) power threat.
** UPDATE 5:41 PM- Some more details on the injury. It’s been officially diagnosed as a Grade I strain of Teix’s left lat. He actually received a platelet-rich plasma injection today, which the team is hoping will eliminate the need for a DL stint. Apparently this is related to the back spasms Teix was having back in early June, so make of that what you will. **