October 20, 2010
The big first baseman strained his right hamstring while running to first in the fifth inning of the Yankees' 10-3 loss to the Texas Rangers in Tuesday's Game 4 of the ALCS. Teixeira fell to the ground in a faux slide just before reaching the bag and had to be helped off the field by a trainer and manager Joe Girardi.
After the game, Girardi said it would take "a miracle" for Teixeira to return for Wednesday's Game 5 and that he will almost certainly need 6-8 weeks of recovery time. The team plans to move Teixeira off the postseason roster and add rookie Eduardo Nunez(notes) to take his place.
Teixeira's injury ends a disappointing ALCS for the big money star. After hitting a big homer in the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins, Teixeira reverted to the form that earned him a spot on our worst postseason players list. He was 0-for-14 over four games against the Rangers
Better luck next year, I guess.