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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 (neck) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.
It will be his first start since last Tuesday. Teixeira is starting at first base and batting fifth in the Memorial Day game versus Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada. May 30 - 3:42 PM

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Mark Teixeira (neck) was retired in his one at-bat in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Teixeira has been held out of the Yankees' starting lineup since last Wednesday with renewed discomfort in his neck, but he was able to take batting practice ahead of Sunday's game and entered at first base in the seventh inning before lining out in the eighth. He might be ready to return to full-time duty on Monday. The veteran first baseman is batting .193/.292/.280 in 43 games this season.
May 30 - 8:35 AM

Mark Teixeira (neck) will take batting practice Sunday.

If it goes well, he could be back in the lineup Monday. Teixeira hasn't played since Tuesday due to neck injury that's bothered him throughout May.
May 29 - 11:37 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that he doesn't expect Mark Teixeira (neck) to return on Sunday.

While he won't be ready on Sunday, Teixeira is inching close to a return and could rejoin the Bombers lineup on Monday. He has been sidelined since experiencing renewed discomfort in his neck on Wednesday.
May 28 - 2:47 PM

Mark Teixeira received a cortisone injection for his sore neck on Thursday.

He's expected to miss the next three games, including Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Blue Jays. Teixeira began experiencing renewed discomfort in his neck on Wednesday, but an MRI ruled out anything serious. He should back in action Sunday if the cortisone has the intended effect.
May 26 - 2:04 PM

Mark Teixeira is scheduled to receive a cortisone shot for his renewed neck discomfort.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the club is not considering placing Teixeira on the disabled list yet, but he's going to have to miss at least a couple more games while the cortisone takes effect. The veteran first baseman underwent an MRI on Wednesday afternoon, which apparently showed no major structural damage. He has been bothered by neck spasms for much of May.
May 25 - 10:29 PM

Mark Teixeira (neck) underwent an MRI on Wednesday.

The Yankees are still waiting on the results of the MRI. Neck spasms have bothered Teixeira on-and-off throughout the month of May. A stint on the disabled list is in play if the testing results are not to the team's liking. Teixeira is hitting just .195/.294/.282 over 149 at-bats this season.
May 25 - 6:36 PM

Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday with renewed neck discomfort.

He has three homers in nine career at-bats against the Blue Jays' starter, Marco Estrada, so it's a big absence. Teixeira is considered day-to-day for now.
May 25 - 3:56 PM

Mark Teixeira went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Teixeira wasn't supposed to be one of the Yankees' problems this year after his outstanding 2015, but here he is with a .203 average and about four times as many strikeouts (41) as RBI (11) in 133 at-bats. He's a big reason the team is struggling so mightily when it comes to scoring runs, and the Yankees should think about giving him some bench time after Alex Rodriguez returns.
May 19 - 1:12 AM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Royals.

He missed New York's previous two games with neck spasms. Teixeira has gotten off to an extremely tough start, barely hitting above the Mendoza line, while striking out in nearly 28 percent of his at-bats. Even his power numbers (three homers, .298 slugging percentage) have been underwhelming. Tex will hit third between Starlin Castro and Brian McCann.
May 12 - 4:20 PM

Mark Teixeira (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Teixeira missed Tuesday's game with neck spasms and is being held out for at least one more game. Dustin Ackley slides in at first base and will hit fifth.
May 11 - 5:04 PM

Mark Teixeira is out Tuesday with neck spasms.

From watching all those home runs sail over his head, perhaps? Dustin Ackley will start at first base and bat fifth for the Yankees versus Royals right-hander Kris Medlen. Teixeira is considered day-to-day.
May 10 - 3:55 PM

Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

It sounds like a routine day of rest for the struggling first baseman. Dustin Ackley will make the start at first base and bat fifth versus Kris Medlen.
May 10 - 3:30 PM

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Teixeira was one of the most under-appreciated sources of power coming into the season, and the veteran first baseman hasn't disappointed. He now has three home runs and eight RBI in seven games this April. The batting average will struggle to eclipse the .250 mark, but the power is legit. It'll just be a matter of staying healthy. He hasn't seen more than 600 plate appearances in a season since 2011.
Apr 13 - 11:34 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Yankees past the Astros 8-5 on Thursday.

His first hit was an excuse-me roller down the third-base line against the shift. The homer off Ken Giles was a scorching line drive that would have been a double almost anywhere else (or maybe even a single with the way Teixeira runs). The Yankees will take it, of course. Teixeira finished the series against the Astros with two homers and seven RBI. After an ice-cold spring, it's been a pretty good start for the Yankees' lineup.
Apr 7 - 7:50 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Chasen Shreve
6Luis Cessa
7Nick Goody
8Richard Bleier
9Branden Pinder
10Bryan Mitchell