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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-6, homering twice, as the Yankees won in extra innings against the Indians on Wednesday.
Teixeira hit a solo shot off of Josh Tomlin in the fourth inning, and then hit a two-run shot off of Tomlin in the fifth. The first baseman now has 17 on the season along with 47 RBI and a .241/.338/.470 slash line. Jul 10 - 12:00 AM

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Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

Teixeira sat out Wednesday after having his knee drained the day prior, but he's ready to go now. The first baseman is sporting a .239/.342/.468 batting line this season but has 15 homers and 41 RBI over 62 games.
Jul 3 - 4:58 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday a day after having his left knee drained.

Teixeira has evidently been playing through some soreness for a few days. The good news is that he's expected to return to the lineup Thursday. Kelly Johnson is handling first base Wednesday.
Jul 2 - 10:36 AM

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Teixeira went yard for the 14th time, taking Drew Hutchison out to right field in the third inning to cap off a four-run frame. He added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh as well. A question mark for the Yankees entering the season, Teixeira now boasts a respectable .241/.352/.477 slash line with 39 RBI.
Jun 25 - 10:16 PM

Mark Teixeira (foot) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday against the Blue Jays.

Teixeira took a pitch off his left foot in Sunday's game, but X-rays were negative and he came in feeling well enough to play Monday. The 34-year-old leads the Yankees with 13 home runs and 36 RBI.
Jun 24 - 4:16 AM

Mark Teixeira's X-rays came back negative on Sunday and Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that his first baseman was "okay".

Teixeira was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Orioles after getting drilled by a pitch in his foot. It looks as though he avoided any serious damage this time and should return to the Yankees starting lineup in a day or two.
Jun 22 - 6:02 PM

Mark Teixeira was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles after getting hit by a pitch on his foot.

Teixeira slammed his helmet in frustration after getting drilled with the T.J. McFarland offering. He will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any type of fracture, and the team should have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 22 - 5:02 PM

Mark Teixeira connected for a solo home run in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday afternoon.

It was the only offense of the day for the Bombers. While Teixeira's wrist has been an issue at times this season, he has quietly been very productive this season with 12 home runs, 34 RBI and an .838 OPS. He leads the Yankees in all three categories.
Jun 21 - 4:14 PM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Teixeira missed Saturday's game with rib cage tightness, but it was evidently a minor issue. The first baseman has been banged up this season but has hit when healthy, sporting a .241/.361/.463 batting line with 11 homers and 31 RBI over 47 contests.
Jun 15 - 1:55 PM

Mark Teixeira was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday with rib cage tightness.

Minor injuries continue to plague Teixeira, who has been productive when in the Yanks' lineup this year. He has an .824 OPS, 11 home runs, and 31 RBI in 48 games played. The Yankees are calling him day-to-day.
Jun 14 - 9:42 PM

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over the Mariners.

Soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist has led to recent struggles and a few games off, but Teixeira continues to be an effective player overall due to his ability to get on base and occasionally put one in the seats. The 34-year-old switch hitter is now slashing .242/.366/.477 with 11 homers and 30 RBI.
Jun 12 - 1:05 AM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Teixeira has dealt with soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist recently, but this appears to just be a day of rest. The first baseman might require regular maintenance from here on out. Kelly Johnson is at first base Sunday.
Jun 8 - 12:06 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

Teixeira provided the Yankees' only offense, bringing home their first run with a single in the first inning, and their second with a solo homer in the sixth off of Scott Kazmir. Teixeira has been battling soreness in his right wrist, but it's a good sign that he was able to muscle out a home run. He's slashing .250/.373/.500 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI on the season.
Jun 3 - 11:52 PM

Mark Teixeira (wrist) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Athletics.

Good news for the Bombers. It was easy to fear the worst after Teixeira left Saturday's game with soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist, but he has reported improvement since receiving a cortisone shot over the weekend.
Jun 3 - 3:26 PM

Mark Teixeira (wrist) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as Tuesday.

Teixeira received good news from the doctor on Monday when he got his sore right wrist examined. The first baseman was given a cortisone shot over the weekend and has reported improvement. While Teixeira's surgically-repaired wrist remains a concern going forward, it appears he's close to returning to action.
Jun 2 - 10:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Zoilo Almonte
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Michael Pineda
5Brandon McCarthy
6David Phelps
7Chase Whitley
8Ivan Nova
9Shane Greene
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Matt Daley
8Jeff Francis