Mark Teixeira leaves game with a hamstring strain

Mark Teixeira left Friday’s game with a strained right hamstring. He stretched for a foul ball, but came up holding his right leg.

He didn’t look happy – a look we’ve seen before.

Trainer Steve Donahue and manager Joe Girardi came out to talk to the Yankees first baseman and less than a minute later, they walked into the clubhouse.

Teixeira played in just 15 games last season, missing the year with a wrist injury that required surgery. Teixeira strained his right hamstring in Game 4 of the 2010 American League Championship Series.

If Teixeira misses a significant amount of time, the Yankees are in trouble at first base.

And it begs the question, why?

New York spent the offseason stocking players from free agency and the minors for the infield: Kelly Johnson, Dean Anna, Brian Roberts and Yangeris Solarte. The Yankees replaced Teixeira with Johnson who moved from third to first, and then Solarte moved to third from second with Roberts coming off the bench to play second.… Click here to read the rest