The Yankees are having a rough Spring Training as Mark Teixeira is the latest big bat to find his way to the sideline with an injury. Teixeira suffered a strained right wrist and will be out of action for 8-10 weeks. Once the season starts, he will be joined on the DL by Curtis Granderson (broken arm) and Alex Rodriguez (hip surgery).
In all, Yankees on the DL to start the season will make $65.5 million in 2013, which is more than the entire Rays roster ($61.3 million).
And the injuries will affect the Yankees power the most. The Yankees will not have eight players on their opening day roster (via injury or moved to other teams) that combined to hit 179 of their 245 home runs in 2012.
So when you see a Yankees fan today, stop and give them a hug. Or laugh. Whichever you prefer.