(NEW YORK) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury to his left wrist, which forced him out of Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Teixeira initially injured the wrist Sunday night, when he swung and missed on a pitch from Boston Red Sox starter Felix Doubront. He appeared to have aggrivated the injury diving for a ground ball in the seventh inning of Monday’s game.
“It just didn’t feel good again today,” Teixeira said. “When I dove, I landed right on my glove and it tweaked it even more.”
This is just the latest of many injuries that have plagued the Yankees this season.
Teixeira is expected to be out at least a couple of days. Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez can fill in at first base in his absence.
The switch-hitting Teixeira is hitting .256 with 20 homers and 71 RBI.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News