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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 Monday's lineup against the Mariners.
The Yankees are looking toward the future, so Teixeira is continuing to see a diminished role. Tyler Austin will start at first base and bat ninth against right-hander Cody Martin. Aug 22 - 6:45 PM

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Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup for the second straight game Sunday.

He better get used to it, as the Yankees appear ready to go with a full-blown youth movement. Tyler Austin is again at first base Sunday and figures to see most of the playing time there moving forward. Chase Headley is also sitting out, as Ronald Torreyes is at third base.

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

The Yankees are in a full-out youth movement with Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge in the starting lineup on Saturday. Austin is drawing the start at first base, and it'll be interesting to see how much time he steals away from Teixeira over the final six weeks of the regular season.
Aug 13 - 10:15 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Mark Teixeira on Friday will announce his retirement, effective at the end of the season.

Teixeira's eight-year, $180 million contract will expire at the conclusion of the season, and evidently the veteran first baseman has decided that's enough. He batted .255/.357/.548 with 31 homers and made his third All-Star team in 2015, but it's been a struggle in 2016 with a .198/.287/.340 batting line and many injury issues. Teixeira is "only" 36 and probably could have hung on for another year or two if he wanted, but he's decided it's time to move on to the next phase of his life. It's been a heck of a career that includes 404 home runs over 14 seasons.
Aug 5 - 9:12 AM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Mets.

Teixeira hit a three-run blast and drew two walks (and a hit-by-pitch) in Wednesday's rout of the crosstown Mets, but Rob Refsnyder will start at first base and bat eighth on Thursday versus Mets righty Bartolo Colon.
Aug 4 - 3:25 PM

Mark Teixeira hit a three-run blast for his 10th homer of the season on Wednesday.

He finished the night 1-for-1 with two walks and a hit-by-pitch. He scored three times. His .198/.287/.340 line over 76 games is not pretty but is likely to improve somewhat over the remainder of the season. The former star is no longer an attractive fantasy option.
Aug 3 - 10:27 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

The multi-hit game was the first for Teixeira since the All-Star break, and he's hitting just .193 in the month of July. There aren't likely to be many suitors for the 36-year-old and the Yankees still have some hope for a playoff push despite recently dealing closer Aroldis Chapman, so they'll continue running Teixeira out there in hopes he begins to find his way at the dish. Tuesday was a good start.
Jul 26 - 11:52 PM

Mark Teixeira (foot) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Teixeira burned Giants starter Jeff Samardzija for a solo home run in the second inning. After hitting a stellar .255/.357/.548 with 31 homers and 79 RBI last season, the 2016 campaign has been nothing short of a nightmare for Teixeira. Injuries have limited the veteran slugger to 67 games played, and when he has played, the results have been ugly. Like .188/.269/.325 triple-slash ugly. One can always hope that he finds himself in the final two months of the season, but there is nothing in Teixeira's season-long numbers that would suggest a major hot streak might be coming down the pike.
Jul 24 - 5:10 PM

Mark Teixeira (foot) homered and drew two walks in his return to the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

Teixeira missed a handful of games after fouling a ball off his left foot over the weekend. The veteran first baseman slugged a solo shot in the fourth inning off Orioles starter Yovani Gallardo and then tallied his second RBI of the evening on a bases-loaded walk in the sixth. Teixeira is still batting just .189/.271/.320 with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 64 total games this season.
Jul 21 - 8:00 AM

Mark Teixeira (foot) is absent from the Yankees' lineup again Tuesday versus the Orioles.

Teixeira fouled a ball off his foot on Friday and continues to feel some level of discomfort. It's possible he'll sit out the entire series against the Orioles. Rob Refsnyder will continue to fill in at first base for now.
Jul 19 - 3:34 PM

Mark Teixeira (foot) is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the Orioles.

It's his second straight absence. He's still dealing with a sore foot but is hoping to return on Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder will handle first base and bat ninth against O's right-hander Kevin Gausman.
Jul 18 - 3:52 PM

The Yankees announced Sunday that the CT scan on the left foot of Mark Teixeira came back negative.

The Yankees and fantasy owners alike can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the veteran slugger isn't heading to the disabled list. He's considered day-to-day.
Jul 17 - 9:35 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Mark Teixeira is dealing with a sore knee and will sit out on Saturday against the Indians.

The veteran slugger will have to manage his knee issues for the remainder of the season, so fantasy owners should expect the occasional day of rest now and again. Expect to see Rob Refsnyder at first base on Saturday.
Jul 8 - 10:10 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

Teixeira homered twice in the Yankees' victory over the Padres on Sunday, but he'll take a day off Monday versus White Sox right-hander James Shields. Rob Refsnyder is starting at first base and batting ninth. Alex Rodriguez is also absent Monday, with Carlos Beltran taking a turn at DH.
Jul 4 - 12:16 PM

Mark Teixeira blasted a pair of home runs and drove home three on Sunday, powering the Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Padres in San Diego.

Teixeira clubbed a solo homer off of Carlos Villanueva leading off the eighth inning, increasing the Bombers' lead to 3-1. He added a two-run blast as part of a three-run rally in the ninth that added much needed insurance. Even with his 2-for-5 effort on Sunday, the veteran slugger is hitting just .192/.276/.323 with seven homers and 17 RBI on the season.
Jul 3 - 8:05 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Anthony Swarzak
4Adam Warren
5Kirby Yates
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Conor Mullee
9Bryan Mitchell
10Branden Pinder