Teixeira to have MRI on calf Monday
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is scheduled to have a MRI on his ailing left calf Monday in New York and probably won’t be available to play in this week’s series against the Red Sox, manager Joe Girardi said.
Teixeira reaggravated his calf strain on the ninth-inning dive into first base on Saturday against the Orioles. The Yankees are hopeful that Teixeira isn’t back to the original level of injury and that a few days of rest might get him back into the lineup, but they’ll know more after the MRI.
Girardi admitted that there is concern that Teixeira could be out for the rest of the season.
“There’s part of me that wonders that,” Girardi said. “There’s basically three and a half weeks, and if it does go back to square one, then I really wonder.”
In the meantime, Girardi said that he plans to continue using Nick Swisher and Steve Pearce – who starts today – as a platoon at first base.