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Mark Teixeira Will Miss Eight to Ten Weeks

02 March 2013: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) during the spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL.

That Mark Texieria wrist injury that the Yankees hoped would sideline him for only two weeks? Turns out, it's a strained wrist that will keep him out for eight to ten weeks. In case you were wondering, they prefer to keep newcomer Kevin Youkilis — who has played both corners — at third, and find someone else to play first. As has been pointed out elsewhere, with Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson also hurt, the Yankees will now start the season with over $60 million on the DL — or almost twice the entire Houston Astros payroll.

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