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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
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Mark Teixeira said Wednesday that he put on 13 pounds of muscle during the offseason.
Teixeira, who turns 35 in April, also trimmed his body fat by five percent of the winter. He got there by hiring a new trainer and going a gluten-free diet. The veteran first baseman is determined to rebound after hitting just .216 with 22 home runs and a .711 OPS last season. Feb 25 - 11:10 AM

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Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day off for the veteran slugger who has been battling a vast array of ailments this season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Mark Teixeira returned to the Yankees' lineup Tuesday.

Teixeira sat out the previous two contests with lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist, but he took a cortisone shot and is ready to give it a go. "There's not a lot of time left, so we need him out there," manager Joe Girardi said. "He didn't play Sunday and had the shot Sunday. We usually give them a day off and then go."
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:34:00 PM

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

Teixeira also sat out Saturday due to lingering soreness in his right wrist. He was recently given another cortisone shot -- his third of the season -- and is hoping to return to action at some point this week. Francisco Cervelli is at third base Monday against the Orioles.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Mark Teixeira wants to finish out the season and is looking to get another cortisone injection for his right wrist.

Teixeira left Saturday's game due to soreness in the wrist, which has caused him problems for a couple of years now. The Yankees are huge long shots to progress to the playoffs at this point, so Teixeira might be better off just taking the final week to rest. He's rather not, though.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Mark Teixeira exited Saturday's game because of renewed soreness in his troublesome right wrist.

It might be time for Teixeira to shut it down. Brendan Ryan replaced him at first base today. The Yankees could give Brian McCann some starts there during the final week, opening up time for Francisco Cervelli, John Ryan Murphy and Austin Romine behind the plate.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Mark Teixeira was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays due to an apparent injury.

No word yet on what exactly happened, but he was pinch-hit for by Brendan Ryan. The Yankees should provide an update on his status shortly.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:11:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 08:45:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 04:15:00 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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:06:00 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.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:30:00 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.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 03:50:00 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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 04:58:00 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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 04:37:00 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.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3John Ryan Murphy
4Juan Graterol
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Robert Refsnyder
3Nick Noonan
4Cole Figueroa
5Jonathan Galvez
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6Scott Baker
7Ivan Nova
8Chase Whitley
9Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Chasen Shreve
7Bryan Mitchell
8Chris Martin
9Esmil Rogers
10Jared Burton
11Branden Pinder
12Jose De Paula
13Andrew Bailey
14Wilking Rodriguez