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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 (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

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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

Mark Teixeira required stitches in his left pinkie after Wednesday's game.

Teixeira hurt the pinkie sliding, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he will likely go for X-rays on the finger as well. Girardi intimated that he doesn't think the finger is broken, though, a good sign for Teixeira's immediate future. More should be known about his availability on Thursday.
Aug 6 - 10:36 PM

Mark Teixeira was removed from Wednesday's game with a possible hand injury.

Teixeira appeared to hurt the hand sliding into a base in the bottom of the eighth, and he was replaced by Chase Headley at first base in the top of the ninth. The Yankees should shed some light on his situation after the game.
Aug 6 - 10:21 PM

Mark Teixeira went 0-for-5 at the dish in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Teixeira had to be scratched from Monday's lineup after feeling lightheaded, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. Though he's hitting just .229 this season, Teixeira has slugged 19 homers and driven in 51 runs over 83 games.
Aug 6 - 5:42 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects Mark Teixeira (head) back in the lineup Tuesday.

Teixeira had to be scratched from Monday's lineup after feeling lightheaded. He's better now, though, so it appears that it will be just a one-game absence.
Aug 4 - 10:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman