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Mark Teixeira suffers strained right hamstring

Mark Teixeira

FILE - In this June 11, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira reacts after taking a strike from Oakland Athletics’ Jerry Blevins in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 18, 2013, with an aching right wrist, the latest injury setbacks for the depleted Yankees. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

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Yankees first baseman Mark Teixiera strained his right hamstring chasing after a foul ball in the second inning, ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reports. Teixeira knocked in a run with a single in his only at-bat before exiting. Kelly Johnson moved from third base to first base, Yangervis Solarte moved from second base to third base, and Brian Roberts entered the game to play second.

Teixeira, soon to be 34 years old, missed a majority of the 2013 season with an injury to the tendon sheath in his right wrist and underwent surgery in July. That was the big concern coming into the 2014 season, so an unrelated injury is only more concerning for the Yankees. As their infield realignment Friday night showed, the Yankees aren’t very well prepared to deal with another absent infielder -- they will be without Alex Rodriguez for the duration of the season as well.

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