Rant and Rise: Mark Teixeria Hurt, Josh Beckett Dodgers Debut, and Mike Wallace’s Return
Here’s a look at the top three stories for the morning of Tuesday August 28, 2012 on this edition of Rant and Rise.
Mark Teixeria Could Miss Two Weeks
The New York Yankees are in a solid position to make a strong run at the playoffs with a comfortable 3 1/2 game lead in the A.L. East, but they received devastating news on Monday after Teixeria suffered a calf injury that could keep him off the field for up to two weeks. The Yankees have a few options for what they can do at first base for the mean time, but losing Teixeria was the last thing this team needed heading into the final month of the regular season.
Josh Beckett Loses Debut With Los Angeles Dodgers
Last weekend, the Dodgers completed one of the biggest blockbuster trades in MLB history with the Boston Red Sox by acquiring four key players–including Beckett. Los Angeles was hoping a fresh start with a new team would be just the type of change Beckett needed to turn around his disappointing season, but that was far from the case on Monday as Beckett allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers ended up losing to the Colorado Rockies.
What’s even more disappointing–Beckett gave up a leadoff home run to Tyler Colvin in the first inning.
Mike Wallace Expected to return to Pittsburgh Steelers
After holding out for most of the offseason and training camp, Wallace is finally expected to report to the Steelers on Tuesday. Wallace has been frustrated over the team’s decision not to give him a long-term deal despite the fact that he leads the AFC with 2,450 receiving yards over the last two seasons.
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