Shut down earlier this week with pain in his surgically repaired right wrist, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been diagnosed with inflammation.
For now at least the Yankees are calling him day-to-day and hope that Teixeira will be able to avoid the disabled list, so it definitely qualifies as good news. So far he’s missed three games.
Teixeira was looking very close to his old, pre-injury self before being shut down, hitting .248 with a team-leading nine homers and an .843 OPS, which is his highest mark since 2009.
The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.
Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?