New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will go through a battery of tests this afternoon before game time to determine if he will be in the lineup for the series opener against the Seattle Mariners.
Teixeira felt discomfort after taking a swing in last weekend’s Boston Red Sox series and then fell on the left wrist while trying to make a diving stop at first base against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. He landed hard on the wrist and his body rolled awkwardly on it applying more pressure. He received a cortisone shot on Tuesday and has not played since leaving Monday’s game.
Yankees’ Facebook account hacked
According to Deadspin.com, the Yankees official Facebook account, as well as several other official MLB Facebook accounts were hacked and each received a derogatory status update. The update on the Yankees page took aim at Derek Jeter.
At least eight other teams were hacked. MLB Advanced Media runs each of the official Facebook sites for the teams. It is believed that this is the work of a “single person rogue administrator” according to the New York Daily News.
Ichiro welcomes former team to the Bronx
Ichiro Suzuki has a nine-game hitting streak as a Yankee, though it has only been one hit per game, as he acclimates himself to a new team, ballpark and now position. With Nick Swisher back in the field, Suzuki will be primarily manning left field assuming Teixeira is healthy enough to return to first base, though even if he isn’t the acquisition of Casey McGehee alleviates maneuvering Swisher to first.
Suzuki will play against his former team for the second time in less than two weeks, but now on his new home turf. The Mariners don’t seem to have missed Ichiro much as they are riding a seven-game winning streak.
- Ramiro Pena was designated for assignment.
- Dewayne Wise was released as he refused a Triple-A assignment
Be sure to check out the Yanks Go Yard Series Preview Show later this morning as podcast host Ricky Keeler discusses the Mariners series, the Yankees trade deadline moves and more.