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Mark Teixeira scratched from lineup

Updated: June 15, 2014, 1:45 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND -- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was a late scratch from Saturday night's game against the Athletics with tightness in his left rib cage, an injury that apparently cropped up after batting practice.

No further details were immediately available on the injury or its prognosis. The announcement was made approximately 20 minutes before the start of the game. Teixeira was replaced at first base by catcher Brian McCann; John Ryan Murphy was inserted into the lineup as the catcher.

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