Teixeira's X-rays come back negative

Updated: June 2, 2010, 9:13 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After being forced to leave Tuesday night's game with a bruised left foot, Mark Teixeira believes he will "probably" be able to play on Wednesday.

"I fully expect to be in there," Teixiera said after the Yankees' 3-1 victory against the Orioles.

On Tuesday, Teixeira left after three innings. He originally hurt the foot when he fouled a ball off it in the first inning. He stayed in until the third, but after grounding out, the pain was too much.

"I thought it might loosen up, but instead it stiffened up," Teixeira said.

The one thing the Yankees said it didn't do was break -- X-rays were negative. However, manager Joe Girardi couldn't guarantee when Teixeira would return to the lineup.

"We have to see how it feels," Girardi said.

Juan Miranda came in to play first base in place of Teixeira and went 0-for-2.

Teixeira has had a bad offensive season thus far. He entered Tuesday hitting just .220 with eight homers and 34 RBIs.

Andrew Marchand covers baseball for ESPNNewYork.com. You can follow him on Twitter.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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