SEATTLE (AP) -Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira left the Rangers' game Friday night against Seattle in the third inning because of a mild concussion after getting hit below the left eye with an outfield throw while scoring.
Teixeira was sliding feet first into home after Marlon Byrd's single when Ichiro Suzuki's throw from center field banged off the left side of Teixeira's face and caromed to the dugout railing. A trainer met the 2005 All-Star on his way into the dugout and then examined Teixeira on the bench, as Teixeira squinted and winced.
Mariners doctor Mitch Storey then examined Teixeira and diagnosed the concussion. The Rangers list him as day-to-day.
Matt Kata moved from third base to replace Teixeira at first, and third baseman Ramon Vazquez replaced Teixeira as the Rangers' No. 3 hitter for the bottom of the third.
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