The New York Yankees have several high-profile veteran
players banged up as the regular season comes to an end. Today’s injury updates involve outfielder
Brett Gardner, third baseman Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira.
- Rodriguez fouled a ball off his foot during his final at-bat Tuesday night and was held out of New York’s lineup Wednesday. The foot stiffened up following Tuesday’s game and was sore Wednesday morning, but the slugger is hoping it’s just aone-day issue.
- While Rodriguez should be back in the Yankees’ lineup sooner than later, it’s not clear when Teixeira will rejoin the club. The first baseman continues to rehab his calfinjury in Tampa.
- New York was without Rodriguez and Teixeira last night, but Gardner was able to make his first appearance since April in the Yankees 8-2 win against the Minnesota Twins. The 29-year-old did not register an at-bat, but he did take the field as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.