Peter Abraham updates us on both Mark Teixeira and Xavier Nady.
Mark Teixeira had a cortisone shot in his left wrist and was examined by a specialist before the game. He said the shot will “put me over the top.” Teixeira said he would be playing tomorrow.
Xavier Nady had a second x-ray today and will get a CT scan tomorrow on his right elbow. While he is on the 15-day disabled list, there seems to be at least some hope that his injury is not a completely torn ligament that will require a second Tommy John surgery.
“If there’s a way I can avoid that surgery again, that’s the route I want to take,” Nady said. “They’re taking all the tests they can and that’s good.”
Teixeira was pinch hit for by Melky Cabrera in the seventh inning, presumably because the score was 10-1.
Nady was introduced with the team before today’s game. It was a little sad seeing him run out there, but hopefully he won’t need Tommy John surgery.