Teixeira (toe) 'breathing a sigh of relief'

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira slammed his helmet down to the ground, and it went flying in the air.

In that moment, as he walked off the field, Teixeira figured he had broken a couple toes again.

Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira

#25 1B
New York Yankees

2014 STATS

  • GM54
  • HR12

  • RBI35

  • R30

  • OBP.363

  • AVG.246

But, fortunately for Teixeira, X-rays were negative, and he expects to be in the lineup for Monday night’s game in Toronto.

“Just breathing a sigh of relief right now,” Teixeira said following Sunday’s 8-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. “It’s pretty sore, but not broken, and I’m very thankful for that.”

Teixeira was struck in the left foot by a T.J. McFarland pitch in the eighth inning. He immediately went to the ground in obvious pain. He then began limping toward first base. That’s when frustration really set in. Teixeira left the game immediately.

“I’ve done it before and it’s not fun,” Teixeira said of breaking his toe. “I did it in 2010. I thought it was broken again, so I took it out on my helmet.”

Teixeira may be OK, but his 10-game hitting streak ended. He went 0-for-3 at the plate.

Earlier this season, Teixeira was placed on the 15-day disabled list in April with a hamstring injury. Recently, he had to miss time due inflammation in his right wrist.

Teixeira, 34 is hitting .246 with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and a .363 on-base percentage in 54 games for the Yankees this season.