Updates from Saturday, April 5

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported the latest on New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira:

ESPN’s Wallace Matthews has Teixeira’s thoughts on the injury:

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Unfortunate news struck the Yankees on Friday evening.

The club’s official Twitter account announced that first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a strained right hamstring during the team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays:

The Yankees’ Twitter account also reported that Teixeira was looked at by head coach Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue. He attempted to stretch his leg but later exited the game:

Hoch provided a postgame update from Teixeira:

This injury doesn’t seem to be major at first glance; however, Teixeira has had ongoing struggles with injuries, and each must be looked at with caution.

Looking forward, the Yankees may take a cautious approach considering the 33-year-old will make $23,125,000 in yearly salary for the next three years before hitting free agency in 2017. He only played 15 games in 2013 and 123 in 2012, and he underwent wrist surgery last July. 

This is another unfortunate setback for the Yankees slugger, who is looking for a bounce-back season.

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