After playing in a grand total of 15 games last season, yeah, that’s right, only 15 games, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira finds himself back on the DL after leaving Friday night’s game with a right hamstring injury. The injury reportedly occurred while Teixeira was attempting to field a foul ball.
The 33-year-old is hitting .250 with two RBI on the young 2014 season. A wrist injury took him out for all but 15 games in 2013 and in 2012 he played a total of 123 games before a calf injury knocked him out of action.
“I play through anything and everything, but the team’s being smart here,” Teixeira said. “If it was October 30, I’d play the last game of the season. But there’s no reason to try that right now, and I’m hoping it’s only going to be two weeks.”
Based on his comments, the Yankees are also ordering a CAT Scan and brain MRI, along with the hamstring tests, to determine what makes Teixeira believe he “plays through anything and everything” or why he thinks the Yanks will be playing in October (not really but I know you were all thinking it too).
Two weeks, 100+ games, or whatever it ends up being, the guy who the Yankees picked up to “turn the team around” in 2009 has done little to live up to the expectations.
There is also a poll making the rounds on the Internet to see who fans believe will be the next high-priced player to go down. Our money’s on Jeets.
Contributing Writer: Dixie Darling