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Mark Teixeira | First Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
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Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers off of Jacob deGrom in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Mets.
Teixeira hit his home runs in the first and third innings before quieting. He finished the contest 2-for-4 with four RBI. The veteran first baseman has shown fantastic power through the first three weeks, with seven home runs and 17 driven in. As good as he's been with the power-stick, he's been just as mediocre in his average, thus leading to a crescendo of a slash-line: .218/.333/.673. The average is never coming back, but if he stays healthy, he could be in for his best home run season since hitting 24 back in 2012. Of course, the "if" on the health aspect in the equation is a big "if." Apr 24 - 11:41 PM

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Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

Garrett Jones will start at first base against the Tigers. It's just a day of rest for Teixeira, who boasts a .925 OPS.
Apr 23 - 11:08 AM

Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and walked against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Teixeira is just 10-for-49, but what a 10 they've been; he has five homers and four doubles, giving him 13 RBI. It's just too bad about that one single, throwing everything else off.
Apr 22 - 11:33 PM

Mark Teixeira homered in a losing effort versus the Tigers on Monday.

Teixeira, who finished 1-for-3, took Alfredo Simon out to right field in the second inning to put the Yankees up 1-0, but it would turn out to be his team's only run on the evening. Teixeira had entered the game hitless in his last three games. He's batting .195 with four home runs and nine RBI so far this season.
Apr 20 - 9:29 PM

Mark Teixeira walked and hit a solo home in four plate appearances Monday as the Yankees narrowly beat the Orioles.

Teixeira tied the game at 2-2 with a fourth-inning solo shot off of Wei-Yin Chen. He now has three home runs on the season, all occurring in his last four games. Teixeira, 35, is no longer the power hitter he used to be, but can still be relied on for 20-25 home runs if he can stay healthy for a full season.
Apr 13 - 10:27 PM

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

It's just a day of rest for the veteran slugger after Friday night's marathon loss to the Red Sox. Expect Teixeira to return to the lineup on Sunday.
Apr 11 - 10:33 AM

Mark Teixeira hit his second homer of the year Friday in the 16th inning off knuckleballer Steven Wright.

Being that Teixeira sometimes hits righty against knuckleballers, the homer tonight was his second ever right-handed versus a right-hander, the other coming in 2004 versus Tim Wakefield.
Apr 11 - 2:51 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve