The New York Yankees began their season last week. However, they already face some decisions regarding the roster. The Yankees have been lucky to avoid major injuries like the barrage that hit them last year. Unfortunately, they were unable to escape the young season unscathed.
While fielding a foul ball in a game in Toronto, Mark Teixeira felt a pull in his right hamstring. Immediately knowing something was not right, Teixeira waved the Yankees manager and trainer out to him.
He was removed from the game and a MRI confirmed on Monday that he had a Grade-1 hamstring strain. The first baseman was placed on the 15-day disabled list and expects to be back as soon as he is eligible.
A few days later, David Robertson went down as well. He also suffered a Grade-1 strain but his was of the groin. Robertson was also placed on the 15-day disabled list and just like Teixeira, is expected to be back the first day eligible. The Yankees then called up Cesar Cabral who had a very nice spring throwing over nine scoreless innings.
Finally, the biggest move of the week which is likely seen as great news for most Yankees fans. Eduardo Nunez is no more. The inconsistent bat and the awful defense was certainly not gaining him any supporters.
Sure enough, the Yankees had enough as well. The Bombers traded the 26-year-old to the Twins for 20-year-old pitching prospect Miguel Sulbaran. With the unbelievable talents of the Yankees sensation and already fan favorite Yangervis Solarte, the Yankees obviously had a choice to make.
With Nunez showing almost no improvement over the last few years, it was time for a change. The Yankees made a smart choice. In fact, with the way Solarte has been hitting, it wasn’t just smart. it makes the Yankees look like geniuses.