Mark Teixeira brushes off comments

Updated: July 9, 2012, 11:21 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla accused the New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira of prejudice against Latin players and also told the first baseman to go play a "women's sport."

Teixeira laughed off the comments, calling them "completely erroneous."

"That's just comedy," Teixeira said prior to Sunday night's first half finale between the Yankees and Red Sox. "It's funny. It really is."

Padilla and Teixeira have had a feud that dates back seven years. In his ...

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