Yankees' Teixeira leaves game with strained hamstring, set for MRI

Is there cause for concern with Mark Teixeira and his injured hamstring? (USATSI)
Is there cause for concern with Mark Teixeira and his injured hamstring? (USATSI)

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Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was forced to depart Friday night's game against the Blue Jays because of a strained right hamstring. Teixeira sustained the injury while pursuing a foul ball in the second inning. 

The 34-year-old Teixeira of course is coming off a 2013 season in which he was limited to just 15 games because of a wrist injury and subsequent wrist surgery. Regarding his current malady, it's worth noting that Teixeira has had serious right hamstring concerns before ... 

The severity of the injury he suffered Friday night isn't yet known, but after the game Hoch tweeted that Teixeira said he's "not super optimistic" about his hamstring. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday.

Given the Yankees' already dubious infield situation, this isn't good news. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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