(BALTIMORE) – The New York Yankees could be without another one of their big sluggers – and it could be for quite a while.
First baseman Mark Teixiera could miss the rest of the regular season with a calf injury, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Girardi said that Teixiera would have an MRI on Monday, but said he is worried about extended time out because of the injury. “There is basically 3.5 weeks left. If it does go back to square one, then I’d really wonder.” He also said that the earliest Teixeira could play is Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Teixeira sat out 10 games before Saturday night’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles. In that game, he re-aggravated the injury by trying to beat out a game-ending double play in a 5-4 loss. The video replays showed that Teixeria beat the throw.
Girdardi acknowledged that it would be significant if his team lost Texeria for any amount of time. “He is one of the guys that has been a middle of the order guy. He has been a big part of our lineup. He is an RBI guy.”
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN