The news out of Yankeeland, Tampa... or... Joe Girardi's mouth, is that Mark Teixeira will be playing Spring training games next week. That comes for Jorge Castillo who covers the Yankees for the Star-Ledger. He tweeted it...
Joe Girardi said Mark Teixeira will play sometime at the end of next week. #YankeesNow, in Yankee-speak, what does this mean? Well, I'll tell you. Look, there is no question that we'll see the guy. In what capacity, who really knows? Maybe a few at bats at mid-week, maybe it's pushed back.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) February 26, 2014
The main thing is he get healthy. I would almost prefer Tex to miss most of Spring Training playing games and actually trying to strengthen that wrist. Wrists... ankles, they are a bitch to heal and as you may have remembered from Tex about a month ago, he expects that wrist to be stiff most of the season. Read MARK TEIXEIRA IS SETTING UP HIS "EXCUSE SEASON" The title was harsh, but true. Look, that at least protects him if he can't play at full capacity. It doesn't help us, but at least he can say, "Well hey, it's the wrist."
All I'm saying is give it a week, maybe two before we get all crazy here. Sure, we all want to see Mark Teixeira's bat in the lineup, but he won't do us any good hurt all year.
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