The New York Yankees may be missing Mark Teixeira from their lineup longer than they first expected, after the first baseman acknowledged today that he may be out until June with a wrist injury.
Mark Teixeira is in Tampa. He said his injury was to the tendon sheath and raised the possibility he could miss all of May.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 17, 2013
Teixeira, who injured the wrist while swinging a bat off a tee during pregame warmups with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, was expected to miss 8-10 weeks, but told reporters Sunday he “could miss all of May.”
The Yankees will now turn to Juan Rivera in his absence after failing to lure former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and Derrek Lee out of retirement.
Last season, Teixeira recorded a .251/.332/.475 line with 24 home runs, his lowest home run total in his career.