Feb 26, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) against the Philadelphia Phillies duringa spring training game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Hit With Injury Bug, Mark Teixeira Out 8-10 Weeks


Things are not looking so good for the New York Yankees this upcoming 2013 season. They keep losing their big-time players. It has been reported that Mark Teixeira will be out 8-10 weeks with a strained right wrist.

Bad news bears. This comes 10 days after learning that their leading home run hitter Curtis Granderson will be out at least until May. Oh, and, let’s not forget they will be missing their star third baseman Alex Rodriguez at least until after the All-Star break.

With the injury bug hitting the Yanks’ roster hard, where will they find their hitting power?

The switch-hitting first baseman has hit the fourth-most homeruns in the America League since joining the Yankees in 2009. The Yanks don’t have depth to cover Teixeira’s loss, so now they have another headache to deal with. Should new Yank Kevin Youkilis fill that spot? But then who would play third?

With three weeks left until opening day, the Yanks have to move quick with evaluating their roster and what’s on the outside. But whatever option they go with, it doesn’t look good.

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