Teixeira leaves game with left leg injury

NEW YORK – Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was removed from Monday’s game against the Blue Jays with an apparent lower leg injury.

Teixeira stepped out of the batter’s box during his fourth-inning at-bat against Henderson Alvarez and appeared to be flexing his left calf as manager Joe Girardi and head athletic trainer Steve Donohue attended to the switch-hitter.

Teixeira remained in the game and worked a walk, but he noticeably limped around the bases as he scored on Russell Martin’s RBI single off Alvarez. He came off the field and disappeared immediately down the clubhouse runway, accompanied by bench coach Tony Pena.

The slugger entered play on Monday batting .256 with 23 home runs and 81 RBIs, and has also been managing a sore left wrist that he said that he might have to deal with all season.

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