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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 is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.
It's just a routine day off for the veteran slugger who has been battling a vast array of ailments this season. Sep 27 - 11:01 AM

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Mark Teixeira returned to the Yankees' lineup Tuesday.

Teixeira sat out the previous two contests with lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist, but he took a cortisone shot and is ready to give it a go. "There's not a lot of time left, so we need him out there," manager Joe Girardi said. "He didn't play Sunday and had the shot Sunday. We usually give them a day off and then go."
Sep 23 - 8:34 PM

Mark Teixeira (wrist) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Monday night.

Teixeira also sat out Saturday due to lingering soreness in his right wrist. He was recently given another cortisone shot -- his third of the season -- and is hoping to return to action at some point this week. Francisco Cervelli is at third base Monday against the Orioles.
Sep 22 - 3:32 PM

Mark Teixeira wants to finish out the season and is looking to get another cortisone injection for his right wrist.

Teixeira left Saturday's game due to soreness in the wrist, which has caused him problems for a couple of years now. The Yankees are huge long shots to progress to the playoffs at this point, so Teixeira might be better off just taking the final week to rest. He's rather not, though.
Sep 20 - 7:59 PM

Mark Teixeira exited Saturday's game because of renewed soreness in his troublesome right wrist.

It might be time for Teixeira to shut it down. Brendan Ryan replaced him at first base today. The Yankees could give Brian McCann some starts there during the final week, opening up time for Francisco Cervelli, John Ryan Murphy and Austin Romine behind the plate.
Sep 20 - 6:22 PM

Mark Teixeira was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays due to an apparent injury.

No word yet on what exactly happened, but he was pinch-hit for by Brendan Ryan. The Yankees should provide an update on his status shortly.
Sep 20 - 6:11 PM

Mark Teixeira (wrist) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday against the Rays.

Teixeira sat out Tuesday with discomfort in his surgically-repaired wrist. He told reporters that he's committed to playing through the pain through the end of the season and will then undergo a full examination to determine what sort of offseason treatment is necessary. The 34-year-old first baseman is batting .217/.320/.400 with 21 homers and 58 RBI in 116 games.
Sep 18 - 8:45 AM

Mark Teixeira (wrist) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Teixeira missed Tuesday night's game due to wrist discomfort. It's apparently a manageable issue. He's playing first base and batting cleanup versus the Rays.
Sep 17 - 4:15 PM

Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering wrist discomfort.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he'll rely on Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to return. It's a day-to-day situation for now. Teixeira had surgery on that same wrist last season.
Sep 16 - 5:06 PM

Mark Teixeira hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, which soon thereafter allowed the Yankees to walk off against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Teixeira finished 2-for-4 on the night. His home run in the ninth off of Koji Uehara allowed Chase Headley to hit a walk-off home run later in the inning. The first baseman has 21 home runs, 56 RBI, and a .225/.326/.422 slash line.
Sep 4 - 10:30 PM

Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.

Teixeira has been dealing with some hamstring tightness in recent days, so Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to give him a day off Monday. He's hitting cleanup against Rick Porcello in his return.
Aug 26 - 3:50 PM

Mark Teixeira said Monday that he has been dealing with left hamstring tightness for 3-4 days.

Teixeira expected to be in the lineup on Monday anyway, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi has him on the bench with James Shields on the hill for Kansas City. Some rest could prove beneficial.
Aug 25 - 4:58 PM

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

Teixeira has traditionally struggled against James Shields, so Yankees manager Joe Girardi will use Monday's game as an opportunity to rest him. Chase Headley will start at first base and Zelous Wheeler will play third.
Aug 25 - 4:37 PM

Mark Teixeira hit his 20th home run of the season as the Yankees finished off a series win against the Rays on Sunday.

Teixeira homered off of reliever Joel Peralta in the eighth inning, padding the Yankees' lead to 4-2. It was his first blast in more than two weeks, as he has recently been bothered by a lacerated pinkie finger. When he's been in the lineup, he's been productive -- though not in comparison to the Teixeira of old -- with a .235/.333/.446 slash line and 53 RBI along with the 20 dingers.
Aug 17 - 5:16 PM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Teixeira admitted that his left pinkie finger was "probably 50 percent" while taking soft-toss Saturday, but he must have felt much better while taking batting practice Sunday. He's at first base and batting cleanup for the Yanks versus Carlos Carrasco and the Indians.
Aug 10 - 11:42 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
4Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10David Phelps
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley