The injury bug took another bite out of the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon when Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive hitters in the lineup, was scratched just before their game against the Red Sox with a sprained right thumb.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is still feeling pain in his damaged right wrist more than a week after receiving a cortisone shot intended to soothe the discomfort from a partially torn tendon sheath.
Mark Teixeira's rehab from a torn wrist tendon sheath is entering its final days, and the New York Yankees first baseman could be reactivated as early as Thursday's game against the crosstown Mets at Yankee Stadium.
The injury-depleted New York Yankees suffered another loss Friday when Eduardo Nunez, already filling in for the injured Derek Jeter at shortstop, was forced to leave the game against the Tigers after being hit with a pitch by Doug Fister.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Phil Hughes, penciled in as the team's No. 4 starter before spring training began, might not be ready to start the regular season because of a bulging disk in his upper back.