TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mark Teixeira is confident the New York Yankees can overcome key injuries that will impact the team through the first month of the regular season.
The first baseman, hurt on Tuesday, will be until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major setback for the Yankees. New York outfielder Curtis Granderson broke his right forearm when he was hit by a pitch Feb. 24, and be will be sidelined until early May.
``It's going to be more of a challenge now that both of us are down, but I have full confidence that the guys coming in are going to be able to step in,'' Teixeira said during a conference call on Thursday.
Teixeira was hurt swinging a weighted bat Tuesday in an indoor cage during pregame warmups with the U.S. WBC team. He expects to resume limited off-field drills - swinging a bat-one handed and fielding grounders - in the next week or two.
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