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X-rays come back negative on Teixeira's toe

First baseman expects to play Monday in Toronto
06/22/2014 7:37 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

X-rays on Mark Teixeira's left toe came back negative.
NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira left Sunday's New York Yankees' loss to the Baltimore Orioles after being hit by a pitch on the left foot in the eighth inning, but x-rays were negative and both Teixeira and manager Joe Girardi hope the first baseman will be able to play on Monday in Toronto.

"He got hit on the toes of his front left foot, but he's okay," Girardi said. "It's frustrating, and it's not what you want to see, but the good thing is the x-rays were negative, so we'll see how he feels tomorrow and go from there."

"It hit me on the last two toes, but fortunately the x-rays were negative and I'm just breathing a sigh of relief right now," Teixeira, who had a noticeable limp, said after the game. "It's pretty sore, but not broken, so I'm thankful for that, and yeah (I should be good to play Monday)."

After Teixeira was hit by the T.J. McFarland offering, he tried to walk towards first base before being lifted for pinch-runner Brendan Ryan. An angry Teixeira slammed his helmet to the ground in frustration, and afterwards revealed that anger was because he thought he was hurt worse than he was.

"I broke my toe in 2010, and it's not fun at all. I thought it was broken again," he said, "so I just took it out on my helmet."

Kelly Johnson, who had started the game at third base, replaced Teixeira defensively at first base in the ninth inning, with Yangervis Solarte (who had started at second base) moving to the hot corner and Ryan staying in to play second.

 

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