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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 (knee) is expected to return to the Yankees lineup on Wednesday.
The veteran slugger was hit by a pitch on his right knee during Friday's Grapefruit League contest, but the club believes it's only a minor issue. He should be fine after resting for a couple of days. Mar 29 - 5:19 PM

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Mark Teixeira is expected to be fine after leaving a minor league game Sunday following a hit by pitch on his right knee.

Teixeira limped off the field but was then spotted a few minutes later walking fine while sporting a knee pad. He will not have to undergo any tests.
Mar 29 - 11:48 AM

Mark Teixeira had to leave a minor league game on Sunday after being hit on the right knee by a pitch.

Teixeira was limping noticeably as he made his way off the field. It's too early to speculate on the potential seriousness of the injury, but the Yankees should provide an update on his status before long. Teixeira is batting .261/.306/.391 with one homer so far this spring.
Mar 29 - 11:41 AM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a double as the Yankees edged the Astros 3-2 on Saturday.

Teixeira didn't hit the ball with any authority during the first half of the spring, but he has a homer and two doubles in his last four games. We'd have to see quite a bit more to recommend pursuing him in fantasy leagues this year.
Mar 21 - 4:44 PM

Mark Teixeira went 0-for-3 on Saturday and is 3-for-18 with no extra-base hits this spring.

After striking out against Kyle Lobstein and hitting a routine grounder off Kyle Ryan, Teixeira hit a ball hard in his third at-bat. Of course, it was a tailor-made double-play ball, but at least it was hit well. Although he says he's finally healthy and he put on muscle over the winter, Teixeira hasn't impressed anyone yet this spring.
Mar 14 - 4:11 PM

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

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

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
2Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chasen Shreve
7Andrew Bailey
8Chris Martin
9Jared Burton
10Diego Moreno
11Jacob Lindgren