Yankees Mark Teixeira Hurts Arm While Hitting off a Tee

Mark Teixeira

It seems like the injury bug is picking off the New York Yankees most important players one by one.

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is currently with Team USA  for the World Baseball Classic, injured his forearm today hitting off a tee while preparing for a game against the Chicago White Sox.

First baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox with a strained right forearm and will not play in the tournament, a team official confirmed. Teixeira is expected to miss between seven and 10 days.

Teixeira sustained the injury while hitting off a tee before Tuesday’s game, an official said.

Teixeira’s injury is ominous for the Yankees, who are battling injuries this spring on a number of fronts. Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter are coming back from offseason surgeries, Phil Hughes is suffering from a bulging disc in his upper back, and Curtis Granderson is out until May with a fractured right forearm.

Teixeira’s injury situation doesn’t appear serious enough to keep him from being ready for Opening Day, losing him for any amount of time would’ve been a big blow for a Yankees team that has been short on luck in recent months.