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Mark Teixeira Injury: Updates on Yankees 1B's Hamstring and Return

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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 4, 2014

Updates from Sunday, April 20

Sweeny Murti of WFAN confirms Mark Teixeira has returned to the Yankees' lineup:

Updates from Friday, April 18

Erik Boland of Newsday provides a synopsis of Mark Teixeira discussing his injury status and potential return:

Updates from Wednesday, April 16's Bryan Hoch has an update on Teixeira's status:

Updates from Sunday, April 13

Brendan Kuty of has the latest Mark Teixeira's status:

Updates from Friday, April 11

Newsday's Erik Boland has an update on Teixeira:

Updates from Monday, April 7

Mark Teixeria should return to the lineup soon according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

Updates from Saturday, April 5

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

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

Original Text

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.

Patric Schneider

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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