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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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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. Sep 1 - 5:04 PM

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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.
Aug 31 - 4:29 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.
Aug 31 - 3:48 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.
Aug 30 - 11:06 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.
Aug 28 - 4:39 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.
Aug 26 - 11:11 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.
Aug 25 - 3:32 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.
Aug 24 - 3:36 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.
Aug 23 - 10:38 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.
Aug 23 - 10:18 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.
Aug 22 - 11:39 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.
Aug 21 - 3:27 PM

Mark Teixeira (shin) is out of the Yankees' lineup again Thursday against the Indians.

Teixeira will miss his second straight game with a deep bone bruise in his shin, but things are looking up. "He’s better today," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "Today we saw improvement. Not in the lineup yet, but he’s better." The Yankees remain confident that he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list. Greg Bird, who hit two homers on Wednesday, will continue to fill in for now.
Source: Journal News
Aug 20 - 5:42 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Mark Teixeira (shin) is "not really a whole lot better."

Teixeira isn't even available to pinch-hit. The Yankees are hopeful that Teixeira will be able to avoid the disabled list with the deep bone bruise in his right shin, but obviously he's going to need to show some improvement before long.
Aug 19 - 11:14 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday's game that Mark Teixeira (shin) is still "really sore" and won't play Wednesday.

Girardi did reiterate, however, that Teixeira is not a candidate for the disabled list at the moment. The veteran first baseman is dealing with a deep bone bruise in his right shin.
Aug 18 - 10:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Stephen Drew
2Dustin Ackley
3Robert Refsnyder
4Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Rico Noel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Luis Severino
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell
9Branden Pinder
10Andrew Bailey
11Caleb Cotham
12James Pazos