New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss the remainder of the season with a fracture in his right leg, the team announced Friday.

Teixeira suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his leg on Aug. 17. It was originally diagnosed as a bruised shin, but further tests revealed the fracture.

He has only three plate appearances (Aug. 25 and 26) since suffering the injury and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sept. 4.

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In 111 games this season, Teixeira is hitting .255/.357/.548 with 79 RBI and a team-high 31 homers.

Rookie Greg Bird has gotten the majority of playing time at first base in place of Teixeira