(NEW YORK) — Injuries keep piling on for the New York Yankees.
Less than two weeks after losing center fielder Curtis Granderson to a broken forearm, the team announced that first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss eight to 10 weeks with a strained right wrist.
The 32-year-old Teixeira strained his wrist while taking batting practice with the United States’ World Baseball Classic team in Arizona.
It was originally estimated that Teixeira would only miss two weeks, but an update Wednesday indicated that he will be sidelined until at least the middle of May.
Options at first base for the Yankees include Dan Johnson, Juan Rivera, and Kevin Youkilis. Youkilis was originally signed to replace Alex Rodriguez at third base, but could see some action across the diamond.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com