Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mark Teixeira (wrist) out 8-10 weeks

When New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira "felt a pop" in his wrist while swinging off a tee on Tuesday, it was estimated that he would miss at least 10 days.

Not only will miss 10 days, but he will miss much more than that.

Diagnosed with an ECU tendon sprain, Teixeira will miss the next eight to ten weeks, according to Bryan Hoch of

It's unclear who will move to first base.  While new addition Kevin Youkilis can play first base, he's filling in at third base for Alex Rodriguez, who will be out until July.

"He provides flexibility," [GM Brian] Cashman said (of Youkilis). "The problem is, if you move Youk, we need someone to play third. Youk can do first, it's a layup, he's great at it. But we'd need a third baseman, that's the problem."

In addition, the Yankees lost Curtis Granderson earlier in spring training to a broken forearm that will sideline him for a 10-week stretch as well.

With the update in status to Teixeira's injury, I've moved him down to No. 17 in my fantasy baseball first basemen ranks.