Yanks’ Teixeira leaves game against White Sox


New York Yankees’ slugging first baseman, Mark Teixeira, insisted on Wednesday night that his shoulder injury is not a serious issue. Teixeira, who already has six homeruns and 16 RBI’s, played 7.5 innings in a Wednesday night 3-1 win against the Chicago White Sox, before having to leave with a sore shoulder. Known for his high pain tolerance, Teixeira injured his shoulder a night earlier, when against the Sox, he sacrificed his body by diving for a ball. In the process he got injured. Showing some true grit and character, Teixeira, who is the number three hitter in the Yankees lineup, gutted out three at bats on Wednesday and had a hit and a strikeout before leaving in the top of the eighth inning. “When I took BP … today it was sore,” said Teixeira. “I just said, ‘Hey, let me try to go [play through it].’ I did some treatment today, and after my third at-bat, it was just really sore again, so ]manager] Joe [Girardi] and I decided not to push it.” The positive news for management and Yankee fans is that Teixeira isn’t experiencing any sharp shooting pains. Instead,  he described it as a dull ache in the shoulder area. The man they call ‘Tex’ will be a game time decision on Thursday, when they continue their series against the White Sox.

“The doc looked at it and there’s no real concern, but it’s sore.”


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