NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from the lineup Monday after feeling lightheaded before New York’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
“I felt fine all day … and all of a sudden, I started getting really dizzy, nauseous, the room started spinning,” Teixeira said after the Yankees’ 2-1 win. “I went into the trainers’ room and said, ‘Something’s not right.’ ”
Chase Headley moved from third base to fill in for Teixeira at first. Newcomer Martin Prado was shifted from right field to third base in his first start at Yankee Stadium since being acquired in a deadline deal with Arizona on Thursday.
Ichiro Suzuki took over in right field and batted ninth.
“I got some (IV fluids), they said I might have been a little dehydrated, I’m not sure what happened,” Teixeira said. “It could be a little bug, could be food poisoning, could’ve been a lot of things, but it knocked me on my tail a little bit.
“I just got off the trainers’ table, so it’s been a fun day. It really just hit me all at once. Hopefully that’s the last time I feel it.”
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