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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman | #25

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 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

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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

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

Greg Bird will get another start at first base as Teixeira continues to nurse a deep bone bruise in his right shin. The veteran is still considered day-to-day and could be available to pinch-hit Monday. He hasn't appeared in a game for the Yankees in a week but was able to take pregame batting practice on Monday afternoon.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:36:00 PM

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

Teixeira was slated to take batting practice Sunday, but apparently he's still not well enough to return to action. Greg Bird will continue to hold down first base until Teixeira is ready.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (shin) is expected to take batting practice on Sunday.

It would be his first baseball activities since he suffered a deep bone bruise on his right shin when he fouled a ball off his leg Monday. It's possible Teixeira will return to the lineup Sunday if he takes BP and feels alright.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

The veteran slugger hasn't played since sustaining a deep bone bruise on his right shin during Monday's game. Greg Bird will once again get the start at first base in his absence and bat fifth for the Bombers.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of the Yankees' lineup Friday.

He hasn't played since suffering a deep bone bruise in his right shin on Monday. Teixeira did report improvement Thursday, so it appears at this point that he'll avoid the disabled list. Greg Bird is at first base again Friday.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3Gary Sanchez
4Carlos Corporan
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
3Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Pete Kozma
3B1Chase Headley
2Donovan Solano
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
3Benjamin Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Luis Severino
6Ivan Nova
7Vicente Campos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Jacob Lindgren
6Bryan Mitchell
7Nick Goody
8Nick Rumbelow
9Branden Pinder
10Tyler Olson
11James Pazos
12Kirby Yates
13Johnny Barbato
14Vinnie Pestano