Mark Teixeira’s latest injury is pain in his surgically repaired wrist, which will keep the first baseman out of the lineup for tonight’s game and possibly the remainder of the season if the Yankees simply decide to shut him down.
Teixeira initially played well after returning from an April disabled list stint, but he’s been a mess since the All-Star break while hitting .179 with 43 strikeouts in 42 games.
An assortment of injuries–most of them minor in terms of games missed–have plagued Teixeira all season and his overall numbers include a .218 batting average and .723 OPS in 115 games. By comparison, he topped an .800 OPS every season from 2003 to 2012 before missing all but 15 games last year.
Teixeira, who’ll be 35 years old in 2015, is owed $22.5 million in each of the next two seasons.