After driving in a crucial run early on in the Yankees’ Friday night series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, first baseman Mark Teixeira left the game with what appears to be a strained right hamstring. Kelly Johnson replaced Tex at first, and Brian Roberts came into the game at second base, and Yangervis Solarte slid across the diamond to take over at third.
Texeira injured himself while chasing a foul boul down the first base line. Once the play was over, Tex called for manager Joe Girardi and head trainer Steve Donahue to come provide assistance from the Yankees’ dugout. The seriousness of the injury is yet to be announced. For those of you that remember, Tex also suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring pull during Game 4 of the 2010 American League Championship Series, which the Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers. At that time, Tex’s season was over, and the diagnosis at that time was 8-to-10 weeks for recovery. Let’s hope it’s not a repeat of that injury.
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An update from Newsday’s Eric Boland:
Girardi said there were no tests done on Teixeira and if any are deemed necessary they will be done Monday
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) April 5, 2014