Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Sore left foot puts Yankees' Teixeira out of lineup

NEW YORK — Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira sat out of Sunday night's game against the Red Sox because of a sore left foot.

Rob Refsnyder started in Teixeira's place at first and hit eighth.

The slumping Teixeira fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning of Saturday's loss to Boston. He winced and hobbled as a trainer came out to check him, but he finished the game. X-rays were negative, and so was a CT scan Sunday.

The oft-injured Teixeira, 36, is batting .186 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs in 63 games during the final season of his $180 million, eight-year contract. The switch-hitter spent time on the disabled list last month with torn cartilage in his right knee.

Teixeira fouled a ball off his right shin last Aug. 17, essentially ending his productive 2015 season. He appeared in two more games before tests in September revealed a fracture.

Athletics: Starter Rich Hill and reliever Andrew Triggs left with injuries in the first inning against the Blue Jays. Hill was lifted after just five pitches. The team had held the left-hander out of a scheduled start Friday because of a blister on his left middle finger; it cropped up again Sunday as he became the first Oakland pitcher since at least 1913 to officially face no batters in a game. Triggs entered in Hill's place, but the right-hander left after taking a line drive from Josh Donaldson off his knee. The team turned to Tuesday's scheduled starter, Sean Manaea, to start the second inning.

Diamondbacks: Mike Freeman made his MLB debut after 3,149 plate appearances in the minors. The 28-year-old utility player, in his seventh minor-league season before being called up from Triple A, was in the lineup in rightfield. He struck out three times and walked.

Indians: RHP Tommy Hunter was placed on the 15-day DL with a nondisplaced fracture in his lower back. The team recalled RHP Cody Anderson from Triple A. Manager Terry Francona said Hunter was carrying his child during the All-Star break and tripped on a stair, injuring his back protecting the child. … C Yan Gomes was carted off with a right shoulder injury against the Twins. Running out a grounder, Gomes stepped awkwardly on first base as he tried to avoid the swipe tag of 1B Kennys Vargas.

Mets: OF Michael Conforto was called up, and OF Brandon Nimmo was optioned to Triple A. Conforto was demoted June 25 after hitting .148 after May 1. He found his groove in the minors, batting .344 with nine extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. Nimmo hit .235 with one homer and four RBIs in 16 games. … Jacob DeGrom continued his mastery in day games with a one-hitter against the Phillies. The righty is 15-3 with a 1.63 ERA in the daytime and 14-15, 3.19 at night.

Nationals: 3B Anthony Rendon was scratched with flulike symptoms.

Pirates: Manager Clint Hurdle successfully challenged two plays on the bases in the sixth inning. After a 91-second review in the top half, Starling Marte was awarded his 32nd stolen base of the season, and Washington's Danny Espinosa was called out on a steal attempt in the bottom half after a 31-second review.

Rangers: OF Shin-Soo Choo (back) sat out for a third straight game, but manager Jeff Banister said the club isn't considering putting him on the disabled list.

Reds: The team sent LHP John Lamb to Triple A and recalled OF Kyle Waldrop.

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