Mark Teixeira suffers strained right hamstring


Yankees first baseman Mark Teixiera strained his right hamstring chasing after a foul ball in the second inning, ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reports. Teixeira knocked in a run with a single in his only at-bat before exiting. Kelly Johnson moved from third base to first base, Yangervis Solarte moved from second base to third base, and Brian Roberts entered the game to play second.

Teixeira, soon to be 34 years old, missed a majority of the 2013 season with an injury to the tendon sheath in his right wrist and underwent surgery in July. That was the big concern coming into the 2014 season, so an unrelated injury is only more concerning for the Yankees. As their infield realignment Friday night showed, the Yankees aren’t very well prepared to deal with another absent infielder — they will be without Alex Rodriguez for the duration of the season as well.

Steven Souza, Jr. lands back on the disabled list

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The Diamondbacks announced on Tuesday that outfielder Steven Souza, Jr. has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral muscle. Outfielder Sócrates Brito has been recalled from Triple-A Reno.

Souza, 29, initially suffered his injury during a spring training game in March. He started the season on the DL and didn’t make his season debut until May 3. In 47 plate appearances, Souza hit .163/.234/.186.

The D-Backs also recently lost outfielder A.J. Pollock due to an avulsion fracture in his thumb, so the club’s outfield is thin. They have lost five games in a row and 11 of their last 12 contests.