In the bottom of the eighth inning, Brian McCann hit a ground ball that was nearly turned into a double play, but the ball went sailing near the New York Yankees dugout which allowed one run to score and Mark Teixeira was chugging around to try and score another run.
Teixeira got his hand in underneath the foot of Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday and at first, the play was called out, but the umpires went to the headsets to review it and they ended up reversing the call and called Teixeira safe, but Teixeira got his hand caught on Holaday's cleets and cut his left pinky in the process.
Teixeira was immediately taken out of the game and replaced by Chase Headley, who moved over from third to first to finish the game. Following the Yankees 5-1 win on Wednesday night, Teixeira had stitches put in on the pinky and had x-rays taken on his hand, which came back negative, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported.
Mark Teixeira got three stitches, x-rays were negative.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 7, 2014
As a result of the injury though, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the media immediately after the game that he would likely keep his starting first basemen out of the series finale against the Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Teixeira, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's game, is hitting .230 with 19 home runs and 52 RBI on the season and if he were to hit the disabled list this late in the season, it would again be another crushing injury to a Yankees team and lineup that can't afford another injury considering they are fighting for playoff contention.
Chase Headley will likely move over to play first base in Teixeira's absence; Martin Prado will likely play third with Headley playing in Teixeira's spot for the time being.
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