It is official: New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will go on the disabled list with an injured right wrist. He injured it on Saturday in a game against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning and took himself out claiming he didn’t have enough “snap” in his swing.
Teixeira is hitting a paltry .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in the 15 games that he played in this year. With Teixeira out for the immediate future, Lyle Overbay will be his replacement, who was hitting better overall with a couple of very clutch hits while playing in Tex’s place during the early portion of the year.
The Yankees recalled right-handed pitcher Adam Warren, who last pitched in the 18-inning marathon against the Oakland Athletics. Another addition to the ball club is outfielder Zolio Almonte, while they designated right-handed pitcher Chris Bootcheck for assignment.
Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the Bronx for the first time since the World Series in 1977. Overbay will indeed replace Teixeira at first base and David Adams will replace Kevin Youkilis at third base, who was also put on the disabled list yesterday.
Youkilis will get surgery on his ailing back and is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks. He visited his doctor in California and got the unfortunate news that will result in a procedure to fix a herniated disc; the surgery will take place this Thursday. Youkilis will remain in his home state of California until he is ready to get back on the field in the Yankees minor league facility.