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Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira still bothered by bruised shin, can't start vs Braves

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ATLANTA — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is still out of the lineup while he deals with a bruised right shin.

Teixeira is unable to run and isn't starting Friday night at Atlanta.

PHOTO: New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in New York. The Astros won 6-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in New York. The Astros won 6-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Teixeira says his shin doesn't feel better following an off-day Thursday. More tests may be needed on his injury.

Teixeira says "unlucky is an understatement for the timing of this thing" as the Yankees compete with AL East-leading Toronto. He says he is concerned because the injury is not healing faster.

Jacoby Ellsbury, who did not play on Wednesday because of a hip injury, is starting in center field and hitting leadoff.

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