The AB4AR Jinx strikes again. Mark Teixeira just left today's game in bottom of the 8th after being hit by a pitch on his left foot. According to Dan Barbarisi, he fell to the ground after taking a slider from T.J. McFarland, tried to get up and walk it off, then stopped, threw his helmet and shin guard off angrily, and immediately left the field. He was replaced by Brendan Ryan.
It sounds like Teix's reaction indicated that he knew something was wrong. I have to imagine he's going for X-rays as this post goes up. Losing Teix for any amount of time beyond a few days would be devastating. More on this story as it develops.
** UPDATE 4:28 PM- Via Barbarisi again, X-rays on Teix's left foot came back negative. Joe told reporters after the game that Teix was "OK". Whew. **
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