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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 is not in Wednesday's lineup versus the Rangers.
Teixeira has hit safely in three out of four games since coming off the DL, but he'll sit against right-hander Nick Martinez. Rob Refsnyder will start at first base and bat ninth. Jun 29 - 3:31 PM

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Mark Teixeira went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Teixeira's dinger off of Luke Jackson in the seventh inning looked like it would prove to be the winning run, but the Rangers came back with four runs in the top of the ninth in the rain-delayed marathon. The Yankees' first baseman has gone deep in two of three games since returning from the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 2:46 AM

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins

Teixeira was just activated off the disabled list on Saturday after missing close to a month due to a cartilage tear in his right knee. His solo homer off Twins starter Tyler Duffey in the eighth inning provided the only Yankees run of the afternoon. Prior to the injury, the veteran slugger was slashing just .180/.271/.263. Fantasy owners should feel free to utilize him as normal moving forward, though it might be best to keep him on the bench until he starts to find something of an offensive groove.
Jun 26 - 3:42 PM

Yankees activated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day disabled list.

The corresponding roster move isn't yet known. Teixeira has been sidelined since June 3 with a cartilage tear in his right knee, but he'll make his return Saturday and bat sixth against Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. The veteran slugger went 1-for-9 during a brief minor league rehab assignment and will return to a disappointing .180/.271/.263 batting line. Rob Refsnyder played well during his absence, but he's headed back to the bench for now.
Jun 25 - 10:13 AM

Mark Teixeira (knee) felt good after his rehab debut Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Teixeira went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, but those results are not all that important. "It’s really all about the health," he said. "There’s really nothing else that you can really simulate playing in a full game, and that’s what I have to get to." The veteran first baseman is hoping to be activated from the disabled list this Saturday. He was diagnosed with a cartilage tear in his right knee in early June.
Jun 22 - 11:21 AM

Mark Teixeira (knee) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Teixeira will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday and will play three games for them before returning to the big club if all goes well. Teixeira has a cartilage tear in his right knee but will attempt to play through it rather than have surgery.
Jun 19 - 1:11 PM

Mark Teixeira (knee) will attempt to run the bases on Saturday.

If all goes well, he's scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday with Double-A Trenton. The slugger hopes to return to the Yankees' lineup no Friday. He's attempting to play through a cartilage tear in his right knee rather than undergoing season-ending surgery.
Jun 18 - 12:20 PM

Mark Teixeira (knee) is aiming to return to the Yankees' active roster next Friday.

He'll play a pair of rehab games next Tuesday and Wednesday with Double-A Trenton before the Yankees reevaluate the situation. Teixeira has been on the disabled list since June 4 with articular cartilage tear in his right knee. There's been talk of season-ending surgery, but the veteran first baseman is going to try to play through the injury.
Jun 15 - 12:56 PM

The Yankees are hopeful that Mark Teixeira (knee) will be ready to play in a minor league rehab game in three weeks.

Teixeira was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with an articular cartilage tear in his right knee. He'll attempt to rehab the injury for now, but season-ending surgery remains a possibility.
Jun 6 - 10:02 PM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman acknowledged that Mark Teixeira (knee) may need season-ending surgery.

"The initial effort is going to try to be to treat it conservatively with rest, probably involving injections, and then see how he responds to that," said Cashman. "If that doesn’t work, then you’re looking at a surgical procedure. If that’s the case, then his season is probably done." Teixeira will meet with team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad to discuss a treatment plan in the next few days. The Yankees are in a major bind at first base with Greg Bird (shoulder) out for the year and Teixeira sidelined indefinitely. Unless the team acquires outside help, Rob Refsnyder and Chris Parmelee figure to get most of the playing time at first base.
Jun 4 - 12:25 PM

Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with an articular cartilage tear in his right knee.

The Yankees haven't announced a timetable yet but it sounds like Teixeira could be facing a lengthy absence. The 36-year-old has had a miserable year, hitting just .180 with three homers in 167 at-bats. The Yankees have called up Chris Parmelee to take his place on the active roster. Rob Refsnyder filled in at first base Friday and could see more time there in the future.
Jun 4 - 10:04 AM

Mark Teixeira was removed from Friday's game against the Orioles due to discomfort in his right knee.

Just another that can be added to the list of nagging injuries that are plaguing the veteran slugger. He'll head for an MRI to determine the full extent of the damage. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Teixeira rest for the remainder of the weekend at a minimum.
Jun 3 - 9:00 PM

Mark Teixeira was forced to leave Friday's game with an apparent injury.

No word yet on what exactly the ailment is, but there's a good chance that it's a recurrence of his nagging neck issue. Rob Refsnyder replaced him at first base on Friday.
Jun 3 - 7:48 PM

Mark Teixeira (neck) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

It will be his first start since last Tuesday. Teixeira is starting at first base and batting fifth in the Memorial Day game versus Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada.
May 30 - 3:42 PM

Mark Teixeira (neck) was retired in his one at-bat in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Teixeira has been held out of the Yankees' starting lineup since last Wednesday with renewed discomfort in his neck, but he was able to take batting practice ahead of Sunday's game and entered at first base in the seventh inning before lining out in the eighth. He might be ready to return to full-time duty on Monday. The veteran first baseman is batting .193/.292/.280 in 43 games this season.
May 30 - 8:35 AM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Rob Refsnyder
3Chris Parmelee
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Anthony Swarzak
5Richard Bleier
6Luis Cessa
7Conor Mullee
8Branden Pinder
9Bryan Mitchell