“If you could guarantee me that it would make me feel better, I’d love that guarantee,” Teixeira said. “I just don’t know if it’s going to help, so we’ll see. I’ll probably talk to Joe a little bit and we’ll see if maybe it makes sense. I want to be out there for my team.”
Teixeira has been sick since the first week of the season, yet he’s started 37 of the first 38 games, missing only one game on April 17.
He was diagnosed more than a week ago with inflammation in his airway and given a prescription for prednisone, but he said it didn’t help much.
I don’t know how much this is impacting Teixeira’s performance this year, but it sure seems to me that trying to play through it isn’t working.