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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
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Mark Teixeira provided the Yankees their only run in Tuesday's loss against the Angels.
It was a solo home run to left-center off of Andrew Heaney, one of only two Yankee hits on the evening. He finished 1-for-2 with a walk. Teixeira hadn't homered since June 15, but has 19 on the season with 54 RBI and a .246/.359/.536 triple-slash line. Jul 1 - 12:51 AM

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Mark Teixeira finished 3-for-5 with two RBI in the Yankees' rout of the Phillies on Wednesday.

That cortisone shot for his neck injury apparently did the trick. All of Teixeira's hits were singles, but he drove in one run in the Yankees' three-run fourth inning and another run in the Yankees' four-run seventh inning. The veteran first baseman is batting .259/.369/.557 with 51 RBI in 66 games this season.
Jun 24 - 4:25 PM

Mark Teixeira (neck) is back in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

Teixeira was given a cortisone shot to combat his ailing neck and was cleared to return to action after testing things out in batting practice. The Yankees' first baseman is tied for fourth in the American League with 18 home runs this season.
Jun 24 - 11:45 AM

Mark Teixeira (neck) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

An MRI came back negative on Teixeira's neck, but he received a cortisone shot and is expected to be out until at least Wednesday. Garrett Jones will start at first base against right-hander Sean O'Sullivan.
Jun 23 - 3:57 PM

An MRI on Mark Teixeira's neck came back negative.

Teixeira isn't dealing with anything serious, although he was given a cortisone injection in hopes of speeding up the healing process. He could miss a few more games while the shot takes effect.
Jun 22 - 10:56 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect Mark Teixeira (neck) back in the lineup until at least Wednesday.

Teixeira has been bothered by a neck issue for about 10 days and was sent for an MRI. He's sitting out Monday and will be on the bench Tuesday, as well. "It's hard to turn," Girardi said. "I think we've all experienced that. It can be frustrating, and it's irritating. It's something that's tough to play in, because obviously they have to turn a lot in this game."
Jun 22 - 7:53 PM

Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' lineup on Monday because of lingering stiffness in his neck.

Garrett Jones is starting at first base and batting sixth against Phillies right-hander Kevin Correia. Teixeira boasts a stellar .920 OPS with 18 home runs and 49 RBI in 65 games this season, but this neck issue won't seem to go away. He is undergoing an MRI.
Jun 22 - 3:31 PM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday evening versus the Marlins.

Teixeira missed Wednesday's game due to some mild neck stiffness. He is starting at first base and batting cleanup in his return to action Thursday against Mat Latos.
Jun 18 - 3:48 PM

Mark Teixeira was unavailable Wednesday due to neck stiffness.

Teixeira has been dealing with the ailment since the weekend series at the Orioles. Yankees manager Joe Girardi expressed optimism that Teixeira will be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Jun 17 - 10:08 PM

Mark Teixeira hit his 18th home run in a losing effort against the Marlins on Monday.

Teixeira, who finished 1-for-4, broke a scoreless tie in the second inning when he hit a solo home run to right-center off of Tom Koehler. The first baseman hasn't hit 25-plus home runs since hitting 39 in 2011, but he seems well on his way to reaching that mark. He's also batting .256/.368/.580 with an AL-best 48 RBI.
Jun 15 - 10:32 PM

Mark Teixeira walked and hit a grand slam in four plate appearances Monday, leading the Yankees past the Mariners.

Teixeira knocked ace Felix Hernandez out of the game with his fifth-inning grand slam. At the rate he's going, he'll reach 30 home runs in a season for the first time since 2011. He's at 15 now along with 39 RBI and a .241/.358/.566 batting line.
Jun 2 - 1:28 AM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a two-run double in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Teixeira got the party started early, driving a two-run home run in the first inning off of Jason Vargas. He tacked on a two-run double in the fifth and later scored as the Yankees went up 5-0. Teixeira has shown no signs of slowing down as May nears its end. He's batting .243/.365/.588 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI.
May 26 - 9:45 PM

Mark Teixeira walked twice and went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Nationals.

Teixeira padded the Yankees' lead to 6-2 with a fifth-inning blast to left field off of lefty Gio Gonzalez. He hasn't shown nearly as much power against left-handed pitching as against right-handers this season. The first baseman is sitting on 12 home runs with 30 RBI and a .258/.380/.602 triple-slash line.
May 19 - 11:04 PM

Mark Teixeira (toe) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

Teixeira took a pitch off his foot in Sunday's game, but X-rays revealed only a contusion of his right big toe. He apparently feels well enough to give it a go after Monday's scheduled off-day.
May 19 - 3:48 PM

Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a right big toe contusion on Sunday.

Teixeira took a pitch off his foot in Sunday's game against the Royals, but X-rays revealed no fractures. He should be considered day-to-day.
May 17 - 5:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Taylor Dugas
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Chris Capuano
7Nicholas Rumbelow
8Bryan Mitchell
9Sergio Santos