Mark Teixeira's season is over. The All-Star first baseman was removed from the New York Yankees postseason roster Wednesday, one day after straining his right hamstring while running out a grounder against Texas in Game 4 of the AL championship series.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Game 5 that Teixeira would be replaced on the roster by infielder Eduardo Nunez. Should the Yankees overcome a 3-1 deficit against the Rangers in the best-of-seven ALCS, Teixeira would not be eligible for the World Series. Teixeira said the injury will need six-to-eight weeks to heal.
Switch-hitter Lance Berkman replaced Teixeira at first base, and Robinson Cano moved up to the No. 3 spot in the lineup against Rangers lefty C.J. Wilson. "The way Robby has been swinging, we just talked about getting him more at-bats and moving him up. And somewhat leaving the rest of the lineup intact," Girardi said.