Teixeira placed on disabled list

The Yankees have placed Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Austin Romine has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Kelly Johnson will be the Yankees’ regular first baseman while Teixeira is out. Joe Girardi said that he could also use Dean Anna, Francisco Cervelli and Yangervis Solarte at first base as backups.

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Who cares about Giambi, another old, injury prone player who has only played 80+ games in a season twice since ’09. Any Yankee fan in their right mind wouldn’t even think about Cervelli, McCann nor Giambi at 1B for this team.

Now that Tex is out a mediocre infield just got worse, and an offense that struggles to score runs (as we have already seen this season) will continue to struggle even worse.

With a weak hitting lineup and a terrible infield, it was unlikely this team was even going to get a whiff of the postseason.

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No one is interested in Giambi, learn how to read foreigner.

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ACtually, Cervelli has never played 1B in the majors or minors, neither has McCann. Stick with the facts and quit making up untruths. If Romine can’t play 1B, then neither can cervelli nor McCann, that doesn’t even make sense at all.

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Giambi is healthier than Tex in Cleveland.

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Cervelli and McCann can actually play 1B. Romaine hasn’t since high school.

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Now here’s a shock, Teixiera is on the DL. Frankly this guy is injured more than he’s in playing shape. Reach a point that it’s time to move on. Wonder what will happen first this guy gets back to playing or Soriano gets a *amn Hit.

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A few years ago the thought of Tex getting injured and lost to the club for a while would have been a catastrophe. Not any more. In fact so far he’s been something of a liability with a couple of bad throws and strike outs at the plate. But why Austin Romine? Do we need 3 catchers? I don’t think Romine plays anywhere else but catcher. I would have thought another infielder or outfielder would have made more sense, someone like Almonte maybe. Hopefully this isn’t the beginning of a series of injuries with an older, injury prone team. Good win against the Jays however. Great to see Tanaka at the mound and the Jays whiffing away. Not a good inning for Betances however. Hopefully Pineda will pitch today like he did during spring training.

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Here we go again. Tex is one of he over the hill gang and has been for some time.
Need to move in new directions. The Yanks are now finally FORCED to do that and the reslts will be positive.

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Hey, it’s never too early for a senior member of the Yankee “MASH” unit
to get on the DL, let’s get used to this so we’re not shocked at the next one,
is Johnny Callison available?

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