Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mark Teixeira Switched to DH After Injury

Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira swapped positions with DH Phil Nevin Tuesday after Teixeira sustained a finger injury fielding a screaming liner off the bat of Darin Erstad in Monday's game with the Angels. It was not clear how soon Teixeira would return to first base, but the injury was not regarded as serious. Teixeira reported that the ball, which he fielded in the pocket of his glove, was the hardest he had ever caught.