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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman | #25

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (5) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Teixeira was one of the most under-appreciated sources of power coming into the season, and the veteran first baseman hasn't disappointed. He now has three home runs and eight RBI in seven games this April. The batting average will struggle to eclipse the .250 mark, but the power is legit. It'll just be a matter of staying healthy. He hasn't seen more than 600 plate appearances in a season since 2011. Apr 13 - 11:34 PM

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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Yankees past the Astros 8-5 on Thursday.

His first hit was an excuse-me roller down the third-base line against the shift. The homer off Ken Giles was a scorching line drive that would have been a double almost anywhere else (or maybe even a single with the way Teixeira runs). The Yankees will take it, of course. Teixeira finished the series against the Astros with two homers and seven RBI. After an ice-cold spring, it's been a pretty good start for the Yankees' lineup.
Apr 7 - 7:50 PM

Mark Teixeira finished 2-for-4 and connected with his first home run on Wednesday.

The home run was a three-run shot. Seemingly in decline, Teixeira shocked the baseball community by blasting 31 homers in just 462 plate appearances a year ago, but his bounce-back campaign was shortened due to injury. On Wednesday night against the Astros, the 35-year-old showed that he could remain an underrated source of power in 2016. Injury questions will dog him, to be sure, but Teixeira is more than capable of a 30-home-run season if he can stay off the disabled list.
Apr 6 - 11:29 PM

Mark Teixeira belted his first home run of spring training on Monday versus the Tigers.

The longball was a solo shot in the seventh inning off of Logan Kensing. Teixeira needed something good to happen in Grapefruit League play, as he entered the day hitting just .128/.227/.154 over 39 at-bats. He was a nice power source when healthy last season, smacking 31 homers across 462 plate appearances.
Mar 28 - 8:44 PM

Mark Teixeira said Wednesday that he would like to play until he's 40 years old.

Teixeira, who turns 36 in April, bounced back last season with 31 home runs and a .906 OPS over 111 games before going down a fracture in his right shin. He's owed $22.5 million in 2016 before becoming a free agent. He's willing to serve as a designated hitter in order to prolong his career, but his health and production will ultimately determine how long he sticks around in MLB.
Feb 24 - 10:48 AM

Mark Teixeira has been ruled out for the season after his latest MRI showed a fracture in his right shin.

It's unclear why the fracture didn't show up in previous tests, but the diagnosis makes sense given how hard it's been for Teixeira to overcome the injury. The recovery period for the fracture is three months, so Teixeira will be rehabbing for a while but should be fine for spring training. Obviously, it's a big blow to a Yankees team that's fighting for the American League East crown.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Mark Teixeira has received two more injections in his right leg and remains on crutches.

Teixeira was finally placed on the disabled list last week due to a nagging right shin bone bruise. He's having nerve issues in his leg and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is now uncertain about whether he'll be able to make it back this season. Rookie Greg Bird will continue to fill in for now.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27, with a right shin bone bruise.

The Yankees threw Teixeira's fantasy owners a bone here, as DL moves are rarely made in September. The transaction occurred because they wanted to bring back reliever Nick Rumbelow before his 10-day waiting period was up. Teixeira is getting around on crutches at the moment and is expected to miss at least a couple weeks.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that an MRI on Mark Teixeira's injured right shin showed "more than we thought."

Teixeira will be on crutches for the next couple of days and could miss the next couple of weeks. Greg Bird is getting another start at first base on Tuesday night against Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello. Alex Rodriguez could see starts at first versus lefties.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Mark Teixeira (shin) has been sent back to New York to undergo more tests and has been ruled out for the series versus the Red Sox.

The Yankees wish they had a mulligan on this one, as it's clear Teixeira should have been placed on the disabled list a while ago. As it is, they won't make a move now with rosters expanding on Tuesday. Obviously more will be known when the test results come back, but Teixeira is simply in too much pain to play now. Alex Rodriguez is expected to get a start at first base on Wednesday, but Greg Bird will continue to play versus righties.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Mark Teixeira (shin) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Monday against the Red Sox.

Greg Bird will get another start at first base. Teixeira has barely seen any action over the last two weeks due to a lingering deep bone bruise in his right shin. He's not going to be placed on the disabled list because rosters are expanding on Tuesday.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Mark Teixeira (shin) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Teixeira has started just one game over the last 13 days due to a deep bone bruise in his right shin. He's not going to be placed on the disabled list with roster expanding soon, but there's no timetable for his return to action. Greg Bird will continue to handle first base.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (shin) remains sore and could be sent for more tests.

Teixeira returned to action Tuesday, but he could barely run and he's still feeling it after Thursday's off day. Obviously he's not in Friday's lineup and he could finally be placed on the disabled list. Greg Bird will fill in again at first base.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

Teixeira returned to action on Tuesday, but the Yanks have decided to rest his ailing right leg again for Wednesday's afternoon game with an off day coming Thursday. He should be back in there Friday. Greg Bird is at first base Wednesday.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (shin) returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

Teixeira hasn't played since last Monday due to a deep bone bruise in his right shin, but he was all set to pinch hit Monday before Carlos Beltran's game-winning sacrifice fly. He's playing first base and batting cleanup against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8Johnny Barbato
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody