Mark Teixeira has been one of the New York Yankees’ top contributors this season, but they’ll have to finish it without him.
The Yankees announced Friday that Teixeira will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. A recent MRI revealed the veteran first baseman has a fracture in his right leg, and the expected recovery time is three months.
When he was healthy, Teixeira was one of the Yankees’ best players this season. The 35-year-old hit .255 with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs with a .906 OPS.
The Yankees are battling the Toronto Blue Jays for the American League East crown, entering play Friday 1 1/2 games out of first place. The teams will play a crucial three-game series this weekend.
New York does hold a 4 1/2-game cushion in the American League wild card race.
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