Injury Bugs Start to Bite: Stanton, Teixiera, and Youklis All Out

StantonThe late April injury bugs have started to bite across the league.  The latest victim is the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton.  On Tuesday, an MRI revealed that Stanton had suffered a Grade 2 strain to this right hamstring.  The prognosis indicated he may be out longer than the 15 day DL.  Stanton’s injury came in the 10th inning of Monday night’s contest with the New York Mets.  Stanton when sprinting to first base in the close game when he awkwardly crossed the first base bag and immediately pulled up.  A Grade 2 strain is mid-range in this type of injury with a Grade 3 – muscle tear being the worst.  Stanton has been a catalyst for the struggling Miami team and his absence from the field makes Marlin’s fans all the more anxious.

The Yankee’s Mark Teixiera is likely to be out through early June with a wrist injury he suffered in preparation for the World Baseball Classic.  He had hoped to return as early as May 1st but the recoveryteixiera has not progressed as expected.

Kevin Youkilis has also been placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a lumbar spine sprain. An MRI examination taken on Youkilis’ back was negative for further damage, but he was given an epidural injection on Tuesday to alleviate the discomfort. Cashman said that Youkilis was told not to report to Yankee Stadium for the club’s game against the Astros.



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