Well, he is back. After leaving Saturday's game Mark Teixeira is finally back in action after getting a cortisone shot. Who knew two missed games could feel like an eternity....but they did. The Yankees are missing some serious power right now so having him back is a good sign....but should we take a big sigh of relief just yet?
Lucky for us, the MRI and ultrasound on his wrist did not show any structural damage, but there was some inflammation. For now, it looks like Tex is clear to play but hearing him talk about his wrist still has me a little on the edge. Just before batting practice, Tex described his wrist as "It feels good enough to go out and try to swing." Now, I know cortisone shots can take a few days to really kick in, but that doesn't give the biggest vote of confidence.
Even Joe Girardi didn't sound like he was 100% sure about having Tex in the lineup, read that HERE. Maybe it is a good thing that the Yankees called up Scott Sizemore, because god forbid Tex has a set-back we may see him get some time at first base. I hope he has a first base glove that is broken in well because it sounds like he may be plan B now if there is a setback.
The Yankees need some offense, so we really need him to stay healthy. As hard as it was to watch the Yankees lose Tuesday night I hate to think about how much uglier that would have been if he was not in the lineup at all. Anyone notice that Tex WAS the offense?
His bloop single scored the first run and then he hit the home run. Without him in the game it would have been a bloodbath.
So Tex....welcome back! Please don't go lifting anything heavy with that wrist or do anything too strenuous. In fact, anything labor intensive that you need done, give me a call. At this point if it helps keep you slugging away without the injuries I am volunteering my services and I will happily take one for the team.
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