Don't get alarmed by the headline. Mark Teixeira is not injured. The first baseman did not travel to Arlington with his teammates for the Yankees two-game series in Texas to stay behind with his pregnant wife in New York. His wife is close to giving birth. Teixeira isn't sure how many games he will miss during the six-game road trip. After Texas, the Yankees go to Kansas City for a four-game series.
Teixeira is coming off a terrific homestand in which he hit five home runs and 11 RBIs in seven games. He hit his 26th homer for the lone run in a loss to the Red Sox yesterday. He has nine home runs in 87 at-bats since the All-Star break. Lance Berkman would likely play first base with Tex out.