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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
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Mark Teixeira (wrist) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday against the Rays.
Teixeira sat out Tuesday with discomfort in his surgically-repaired wrist. He told reporters that he's committed to playing through the pain through the end of the season and will then undergo a full examination to determine what sort of offseason treatment is necessary. The 34-year-old first baseman is batting .217/.320/.400 with 21 homers and 58 RBI in 116 games. Sep 18 - 8:45 AM

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Mark Teixeira (wrist) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Teixeira missed Tuesday night's game due to wrist discomfort. It's apparently a manageable issue. He's playing first base and batting cleanup versus the Rays.
Sep 17 - 4:15 PM

Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering wrist discomfort.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he'll rely on Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to return. It's a day-to-day situation for now. Teixeira had surgery on that same wrist last season.
Sep 16 - 5:06 PM

Mark Teixeira hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, which soon thereafter allowed the Yankees to walk off against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Teixeira finished 2-for-4 on the night. His home run in the ninth off of Koji Uehara allowed Chase Headley to hit a walk-off home run later in the inning. The first baseman has 21 home runs, 56 RBI, and a .225/.326/.422 slash line.
Sep 4 - 10:30 PM

Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.

Teixeira has been dealing with some hamstring tightness in recent days, so Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to give him a day off Monday. He's hitting cleanup against Rick Porcello in his return.
Aug 26 - 3:50 PM

Mark Teixeira said Monday that he has been dealing with left hamstring tightness for 3-4 days.

Teixeira expected to be in the lineup on Monday anyway, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi has him on the bench with James Shields on the hill for Kansas City. Some rest could prove beneficial.
Aug 25 - 4:58 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in Monday's lineup against the Royals.

Teixeira has traditionally struggled against James Shields, so Yankees manager Joe Girardi will use Monday's game as an opportunity to rest him. Chase Headley will start at first base and Zelous Wheeler will play third.
Aug 25 - 4:37 PM

Mark Teixeira hit his 20th home run of the season as the Yankees finished off a series win against the Rays on Sunday.

Teixeira homered off of reliever Joel Peralta in the eighth inning, padding the Yankees' lead to 4-2. It was his first blast in more than two weeks, as he has recently been bothered by a lacerated pinkie finger. When he's been in the lineup, he's been productive -- though not in comparison to the Teixeira of old -- with a .235/.333/.446 slash line and 53 RBI along with the 20 dingers.
Aug 17 - 5:16 PM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Teixeira admitted that his left pinkie finger was "probably 50 percent" while taking soft-toss Saturday, but he must have felt much better while taking batting practice Sunday. He's at first base and batting cleanup for the Yanks versus Carlos Carrasco and the Indians.
Aug 10 - 11:42 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects Mark Teixeira (finger) back in the lineup Sunday.

That's assuming he gets through batting practice with no issues, which certainly isn't a given since Teixeira said he felt "probably 50 percent" while taking soft-toss Saturday. The Yankees' lineup should be released shortly.
Aug 10 - 10:54 AM

Mark Teixeira said after taking soft-toss on Saturday that his lacerated left pinkie finger is "probably 50 percent, but obviously that’s not going to get the job done."

Teixeria needed stitches to close the wound, but he says the cut isn't the issue. "It’s not the cut," Teixiera said. "The cut is — I don’t want to say irrelevant — but it’s the joint that’s really, really sore. So whether it was sprained or bruised — we’re not really sure — the joint is really sore. The cut you just wrap and play, (with) the joint I can’t grip a bat." Yankees manager Joe Girardi seemed more optimistic, saying Teixeira "felt better" and "it’s possible (Sunday) that he’s a player." The first baseman remains hopeful of avoiding the disabled list, but obviously he has some improvement to make.
Aug 10 - 9:28 AM

Mark Teixeira (finger) is not in the Yankees starting lineup again on Saturday.

Teixeira hasn't played since lacerating his pinkie finger in Wednesday's game and is still sore and unable to grip a bat. The Yankees remain hopeful that he will avoid a trip to the disabled list. Chase Headley will once again draw the start at first base.
Aug 9 - 10:15 AM

Mark Teixeira (finger) admitted Friday that he's "still really sore" and he "can't really grip a bat right now."

Teixeira hasn't played since suffering a lacerated left pinkie finger on Wednesday, an injury that required a few stitches. The Yankees are still calling him day-to-day, but it's sounding like he'll have to improve in a hurry in order to avoid the disabled list.
Aug 8 - 4:21 PM

Mark Teixeira (finger) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Friday.

Teixeira hasn't played since suffering a lacerated left pinkie finger on Wednesday. He remains day-to-day and should return to the lineup sometime over the weekend. Chase Headley is at first base again Friday.
Aug 8 - 3:49 PM

X-rays on Mark Teixeira's left pinkie came back negative, and the first baseman is day-to-day.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has already said Teixeira won't play in Thursday's series finale against the Tigers before re-evaluating the first baseman. Teixeira received three stitches in the finger after hurting it sliding near the end of Wednesday's game.
Aug 6 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps