I'm tired of Mark Teixeira getting hurt. It happens way too often. I was talking to my buddy the other day.
"Did you hear about Tex?"
"Yup. I'm only referring to him as porcelain now," he said.
"That's about right."
It's true. Teixeira's injury list is massive and most of it has happened with the Yankees. I once thought Eric Chavez was the most accident prone athlete out there (Read WHY MR. FRAGILE STRIKES AGAIN! from 2011.) It's not, it's Tex.
Now yes, while Teixeira's latest rounds of X-rays are negative, read HERE, his injury list is ridiculous.
Part of it from the New York Daily News below:
- 2010: Suffered a torn right hamstring in Game 4 of the ALCS against Texas and did not play in the Yanks’ final two playoffs games.
- 2012: He missed five games with a sore left wrist (July 31-Aug. 1 and Aug. 17-19) but the bigger injury came later in August. Teixeira missed 30 games over a 31-game span with a left calf strain. The only game he played during that time was Sept. 8 at Baltimore when he re-injured the calf trying to beat out a double play grounder. He returned to play three games against Boston at the end of the season and batted .281 with one RBI in nine postseason games.
- 2013: Hurt his right wrist during a workout with Team USA for the World Baseball Classic and started the season on the disabled list with a torn ECU sheath. He returned May 31 but came out of a June 15 loss at the Angels when he aggravated the wrist injury. Further examination revealed that the sheath had not healed and he underwent surgery to repair it July 1 and missed the rest of the season. He appeared in just 15 games in 2013.
- 2014: Suffered a strained right hamstring chasing a foul ball Friday night in the Yanks’ 7-3 victory over the Blue Jays and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday morning. Tests scheduled for Monday should clarify how long Teixeira will be out.
Bottom line, he's hanging on the best he can, but he's getting older and he's mentioned more times than not that he can't play through pain and injury anymore. I don't like the sound of that. He's with us until the end of 2016. He's owned over $22 million both of those years. No one is gonna try and trade for him so we need to get at least 110 games out of him each season. When he's in the lineup, he's been effective, but damn, it's like walk through a mine field with this guy... I can't take it.
So Porcelain... that's your name Mark. How about the next 2 years you don't get hurt. That would be ideal.
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