Despite Mark Teixeira Injury, Sportsbooks Favor Yankees Over Red Sox


Sep 2015

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Sportsbooks favor Yankees over Red Sox

The New York Yankees have not had good luck when it comes to injured players, but despite this sportsbooks still make them the favorite. With the most recent injury of their first baseman, Mark Teixeira, this has not changed the fact that the Yankees are given the better odds of winning against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m.

Teixeira was taken out of a game due to a leg injury, where he bruised his shin when he fouled a ball off his shin in the sixth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. However, it seems things are worse than a simple bump. Manager Joe Girardi revealed that they would continue in their series against the Red Sox without the help of Teixeira, who was instead, sent back to New York.

Girardi said, “He’s not getting better. He woke up today and was still sore, so we sent him back, kind of just to re-do the tests to make sure. We’re not happy with where we’re at, so we’re just trying to get him healthy.”

This does not bode well for the team or the player, especially considering that Teixeira leads the club with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs. He is an obvious key player, not only when he’s on the field, but when he is at bat. Even though the Yankees will not have their star first baseman when they face the Red Sox, sportsbooks have still determined that they have good chances of winning nonetheless. Some of the odds given: NY Yankees: -138 Red Sox: +128 NY Yankees: -134 Red Sox: -124

With first base left unmanned, Girardi is considering to put Alex Rodriguez at first base as a possible option. Let’s hope the rest of the team can make do without the potential MLB MVP, thanks to his consistency when up to bat.