Tuesday, June 21, 2016


It's being reported that Mark Teixeira is eyeing a weekend return to the New York Yankees after being out with a knee injury.  The Yankees and Tex have avoided surgery and there's a reason. Surgery would end his season.

But there's more to it, and that's what the title of this post has to do with.  NJ.com writes:

"...he said on Monday, if the knee "locks up" again, he'll need surgery, and he will probably have played his last game as a Yankee.

'In trouble, yes?' Teixeira said at an event in Midtown Manhattan for Harlem RBI. 'If it starts locking up again, I'll need surgery, and my season will be over. That's what we're staying away from, that cartilage making the knee lock, not being able to perform.'

The plan for Teixeira is to play three games this week starting Tuesday with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (in Scranton). He'll start at first base, then he'll be designated hitter, then he'll play first again."

Now I hate to see anyone injured, but I'd be lying if I didn't think about the possibility of Mark Teixeira not being in the lineup for the rest of the Yankee season.  "Locking it up", the knee that is... would work just fine for me.

Look, in the end, Tex doesn't want to be hurt, he just continually is.  If he's healthy, he should be there... but he's not. That knee is obviously still a big problem, and you kind of need your knees to play good baseball, you know what I mean?

Lock it up!

We'll keep you posted.

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