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Mark Teixeira injury causes scramble

A tendon strain in his forearm forces the Yankees first baseman off Team USA

Originally Published: March 6, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Wanted: an American first baseman. If interested, please contact United States manager Joe Torre or general manager Joe Garagiola Jr. And get those résumés in soon. The U.S. plays its first World Baseball Classic game Friday.

The U.S. lost starting first baseman Mark Teixeira on Tuesday afternoon when the New York Yankee strained a tendon in his right forearm before the U.S.'s first exhibition game, against the Chicago White Sox. Torre said Teixeira ...

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