Mark Teixeira leaves Friday’s game with hamstring injury

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday’s game after straining his right hamstring.

Teixeira, 33, was injured while chasing a foul ball. While the Yankees have not given any indication of how severe the injury is, Kelly Johnson was moved to first base in Friday’s game and could be an option going forward.


Prior to being injured, Teixeira was 1-for-1 with an RBI. He has been working his way back from last year’s wrist surgery.

“I’m not trusting that the wrist is healthy,’’ Teixeira told The New York Post Thursday.

“I’m just trying to protect it,’’ he said. “Taking your ‘A’ swing, taking that swing that is 100 percent and I need to trust that I can do that and not feel pain. I need to finish my swing instead of protecting my wrist. Last year, to protect my wrist, I didn’t finish my swing.’’

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