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Mark Teixeira placed on disabled list with strained hamstring

Even with significant additions this off-season in Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, and Masahiro Tanaka, a number of questions remained for the New York Yankees.

Those questions revolved around the lineup and specifically whether or not this team could get enough from their infield (on offense and defense). The last thing the Yankees needed, then, was another trip to the disabled list for first baseman Mark Teixeira. Just four games into the season, that’s exactly what they now have to deal with:

As Murti is able to note in 140 characters above, the Yankees don’t really have a back-up first baseman (Romine is a catcher). On a team that also doesn’t really have a third baseman and that won’t really have a second baseman if Brian Roberts gets hurt, that stands to be a significant problem.

Teixeira strained the hamstring in Friday night’s game against the Blue Jays on the concrete field known as the Rogers Centre. Last season a wrist injury limited Teixeira to only 15 games. He and the Yankees both are hoping that this is something minor that will be resolved by a short stint on the DL near the beginning of the season. Otherwise, a dicey infield situation might become a full-blown disaster in New York.

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