Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The New York Yankees have another injury concern, and it could affect Team USA at the World Baseball Classic. First baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from the Team USA lineup for Tuesday's exhibition with the Chicago White Sox because of a sore forearm, according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News. Tampa Bay Rays utility man Ben Zobrist replaced Teixeira at first base, batting ninth. The severity of Teixeira's injury is unclear, but he doesn't have much time to get healthy if he's going to start for Team USA in the WBC opener Friday against Team Mexico. The Americans have only one more exhibition game, Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, before the tournament begins. The Yankees already are dealing with a host of injuries, with Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter coming back from offseason surgeries, Phil Hughes suffering from a bulging disc in his upper back, and Curtis Granderson out until May with a fractured right forearm.
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