Mark Teixeira doesn't appear headed for the disabled list, but GM Brian Cashman indicated Tuesday the first baseman, suffering from a bone bruise incurred Monday night, could be down for the next several days at least.
"Is it a DL?" Cashman said he asked the team trainer, Steve Donohue. "He said, 'I don't think so.' All I can tell you now is he doesn't have a break."
Teixeira fouled a ball off his right knee area in Monday night's sixth inning and was immediately pinch run for after drawing a walk in the at-bat. He underwent X-rays after the game that came back negative. But he woke up Tuesday experiencing the same amount of pain and underwent a CT scan and MRI that showed a "significant bone bruise," Cashman said. Rookie Greg Bird pinch ran for Teixeira and ended up starting the game-winning rally in the 10th inning with a double.
Bird, 22, took over at first base Tuesday night and will play there until Teixeira is ready to return.
"I have full confidence in Plan B," Cashman said, meaning Bird. "Certainly can't wait to get back to Plan A [Teixeira], but it's exciting to see the young guy get an opportunity."
Apparently no CC fine
It sure didn't sound like CC Sabathia was going to be fined for the Saturday morning incident outside a Toronto nightclub (though that always seemed a long shot anyway as there are no curfews for players on the road).
"I would have heckled him too, wearing those shoes," Cashman said, referencing the bright orange shoes Sabathia was seen wearing on a video released Monday by TMZ.
No deal on prospects
Cashman, in again defending not making any major moves at the trade deadline, disclosed the other players opposing teams asked for when told prospects Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and Bird were untouchable. Among them: Adam Warren, Justin Wilson, Chasen Shreve and Bryan Mitchell. "I'm very comfortable with the positions we took and why we took them," Cashman said.