Good morning, everyone. Nothing like some good old Panic Button hitting to wake you up, huh? Anyway, Mark Teixeira left last night’s game with an apparent wrist injury, but thankfully, the x-rays were negative. Still, it makes sense to plan for the worst (even if our plans won’t necessarily be implemented) so let’s talk about what happens if Tex has to hit the DL with a wrist injury.
The first thing that ran through my head seems a bit unconventional, but I think it’s worth a shot. If Tex has to miss time, why not call up one of the outfielders at AAA? The Yankees could purchase the contract of either Chris Dickerson or Kosuke Fukudome and slot one of them into the outfield. This could help the team in a few ways. First, it gives them another left-handed bat, which obviously helps since most pitchers are right handed. Both Dickerson–.341 wOBA/104 wRC+/11.2 BB%–and Fukudome–.341/105/14.2–have shown the ability to handle righty pitching at the major league level.… Click here to read the rest