Mark Teixeira, who missed three games this week because of inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist, had to come out of the New York Yankees' game against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday after experiencing more soreness in the same wrist.

Teixeira was pulled for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning after striking out and grounding out in his first two plate appearances.

Brian Roberts pinch hit for Teixeira, and the Yankees moved Kelly Johnson from third base to first base to take Teixeira's place.