Hey! I remembered the picture this time. Not that that makes the news any less crappy. Mark Teixeira was noticeably absent from last night's lineup, and we found out before the game it was due to his wrist acting up again. Joe told reporters before the game that Teix told him the wrist was bothering him during last week's homestand and it must have gotten to the point where he couldn't play with the pain anymore.
This was to be expected at some point late in the year simply because it was expected prior to the season and it's been the norm for Teix since game 1. This was the 1 injury problem we and the Yankees were prepared for. Guys who have this surgery usually have lingering issues the next year. Teix has been no different.
Teix has been slumping badly and I'm a firm believer that all the injury problems have piled up to the point where he can't be effective anymore. Joe didn't come out and say it yesterday, but it wouldn't surprise me if we didn't see him at all for the rest of this season.