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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman | #25

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (5) / TEX
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Mark Teixeira drove in the Yankees’ lone run of the game with a sacrifice fly Friday against the Orioles.
Teixeira brought the Yankees within one run in the fourth inning before being replaced by Tyler Austin at first base to begin the fifth inning. It was a bit odd considering he’s going into the final weekend of his career. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Teixera packed up his stuff and went to the clubhouse after he was pulled from the game. Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:46:00 PM

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Mark Teixeira hit a walkoff grand slam Wednesday off Joe Kelly as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-3.

It didn't stop the Red Sox from clinching the AL East, but it surely felt good for Teixeira, who will wrap up his career in four days unless the Yankees pull off a miracle and advance. With homers in consecutive games, Teixeira has upped his OPS to .660, his highest mark since early May.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 01:37:00 AM

Mark Teixeira smacked a game-tying solo home run in Monday's comeback win over the Blue Jays.

The Jays called upon Jason Grilli to close it out with Roberto Usuna unavailable, and Teixeira drilled one over the right-field wall with one out to knot things up. After a Didi Gregorius single, Aaron Hicks then delivered a go-ahead blast. Teixeira now has 14 homers over 378 at-bats in his farewell season.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Blue Jays.

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi continues to mix and match as the Bombers fight for a wild card berth. Tyler Austin is making a rare start in his place and will bat eighth against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

After he was the hero with a grand slam in Friday's win over the Rays, the veteran slugger will take a seat in favor of Tyler Austin. He'll continue to see sporadic playing time over the final few weeks of the regular season.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Mark Teixeira blasted a grand slam on Friday, powering the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Rays.

The victory pulls the Yankees to within one game of the second wild card in the American League. The Yankees entered the bottom half of the fourth inning clinging to a one-run advantage before Teixeira's titanic shot off of Kevin Jepsen broke the game open. The Yankees have been getting major contributions from players up and down their roster, with Teixeira being the latest candidate to step up in a major way on Friday. He finished the night 2-for-3, raising his season slash to .202/.290/.347 to go with 12 long balls and 37 RBI.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:41:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (neck) appeared as a defensive replacement Monday against the Blue Jays.

Teixeira was held out of Sunday's lineup due to a lingering neck issue. His playing time has diminished recently anyway, but consider him day-to-day.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Mark Teixeira is not in Sunday's lineup due to a neck spasms.

It's an ailment he's battled off an on over the last week. Consider Teixeira day-to-day. Tyler Austin is at first base Sunday.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (neck) finished 1-for-6 in his return to the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

Teixeira was held out of action on Tuesday due to neck spasms. The veteran first baseman is batting just .203/.285/.340 through 95 games in his farewell campaign.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 08:39:00 AM

Mark Teixeira was unavailable Tuesday due to neck spasms.

Teixeira told reporters after the game that the painful neck spasms were a good reminder of why he's retiring after the 2016 season. The veteran first baseman is batting just .204/.287/.343 over 94 games in his farewell campaign. Consider him day-to-day.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 09:01:00 AM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Orioles on Friday.

Teixeira connected for a two-run blast off Yovani Gallardo in the first inning before adding an RBI single in the second. It was a rare big night for the veteran first baseman, who has taken on a diminished role over the past month. He’s now batting .201 with 11 homers and a .629 OPS through 91 games in his final MLB season
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in Monday's lineup against the Mariners.

The Yankees are looking toward the future, so Teixeira is continuing to see a diminished role. Tyler Austin will start at first base and bat ninth against right-hander Cody Martin.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 06:45:00 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup for the second straight game Sunday.

He better get used to it, as the Yankees appear ready to go with a full-blown youth movement. Tyler Austin is again at first base Sunday and figures to see most of the playing time there moving forward. Chase Headley is also sitting out, as Ronald Torreyes is at third base.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

The Yankees are in a full-out youth movement with Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge in the starting lineup on Saturday. Austin is drawing the start at first base, and it'll be interesting to see how much time he steals away from Teixeira over the final six weeks of the regular season.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 10:15:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Mark Teixeira on Friday will announce his retirement, effective at the end of the season.

Teixeira's eight-year, $180 million contract will expire at the conclusion of the season, and evidently the veteran first baseman has decided that's enough. He batted .255/.357/.548 with 31 homers and made his third All-Star team in 2015, but it's been a struggle in 2016 with a .198/.287/.340 batting line and many injury issues. Teixeira is "only" 36 and probably could have hung on for another year or two if he wanted, but he's decided it's time to move on to the next phase of his life. It's been a heck of a career that includes 404 home runs over 14 seasons.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
6Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chad Green
8Tyler Webb