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Yankees place 1B Mark Teixeira on 15-day DL

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 5, 2014 at 10:48 am •  Published: April 5, 2014
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TORONTO (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled catcher Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton.

Teixeira left Friday's game in the second inning after he was injured while trying to field a foul grounder. Kelly Johnson moved from second base to first and Brian Roberts came in to play second.

Manager Joe Girardi says Teixeira will undergo an MRI exam when the Yankees return home Monday.

Johnson started at first base Saturday, and Girardi says Johnson will get the bulk of the playing time in Teixeira's absence. Dean Anna, Francisco Cervelli and Yangervis Solarte could also see time at first.

Teixeira was limited to 15 games last season after hurting his right wrist at the World Baseball Classic.