The New York Yankees announced today that an MRI taken on Mark Teixeira’s left calf revealed irritation of his previous Grade 1 calf strain, and the Gold Glove first baseman is, according to Yankees PR, "expected to be unavailable to play for 10-14 days."
Teixeira originally injured his calf on August 27, and left that night’s game against Toronto with what was determined to be a Grade 1 strain. After sitting out 12 days, he was re-inserted into the starting lineup for Saturday’s loss at Baltimore, but re-aggravated the injury while sliding into first base on the final play of the game.
"He’s sore," manager Joe Girardi said after that loss. "He doesn’t feel like it’s back to square one, but it’s sore. I think he really felt it on that last play, but he was trying to beat that ball out."
Girardi was optimistic at that point that Teixeira could return in a day or two, but as of now, the 10-14 day timeline would have the first baseman returning at best somewhere between September 20 and 24 – when there would be just about a dozen games remaining on the Yankees’ schedule.