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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 walked twice and went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Nationals.
Teixeira padded the Yankees' lead to 6-2 with a fifth-inning blast to left field off of lefty Gio Gonzalez. He hasn't shown nearly as much power against left-handed pitching as against right-handers this season. The first baseman is sitting on 12 home runs with 30 RBI and a .258/.380/.602 triple-slash line. May 19 - 11:04 PM

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Mark Teixeira (toe) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

Teixeira took a pitch off his foot in Sunday's game, but X-rays revealed only a contusion of his right big toe. He apparently feels well enough to give it a go after Monday's scheduled off-day.
May 19 - 3:48 PM

Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a right big toe contusion on Sunday.

Teixeira took a pitch off his foot in Sunday's game against the Royals, but X-rays revealed no fractures. He should be considered day-to-day.
May 17 - 5:02 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles Friday in a blowout loss to the Royals.

Teixeira now has three multi-hit games in his last six and has pulled his batting average up to .250 for the year. He was at .200 as recently as May 2. The 35-year-old has provided a nice boost in the middle of the Yankees lineup, with 11 home runs and a .950 OPS to go along with more walks (21) than strikeouts (20).
May 16 - 12:06 AM

Mark Teixeira is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

No word yet on the reason for his absence, but he could simply be getting a breather. Garrett Jones will start at first base Tuesday while Brian McCann will bat cleanup.
May 12 - 3:29 PM

Mark Teixeira tallied four hits in five at-bats on Monday, serving as the big contributor to an 11-run outburst in Monday's win against the Rays.

Teixeira singled and scored in the fourth inning, doubled and scored in the seventh, and clubbed a two-run home run in the ninth inning. The first baseman's terrific season continues, as he currently sits on 11 home runs, 27 RBI, and a .239/.353/.615 batting line.
May 11 - 10:20 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed Tuesday that Mark Teixeira's absence from Monday's lineup was due to a minor left lat muscle issue.

It's something that's been bothering Teixeira for a few days. He returned to the lineup on Tuesday, though, and belted his 10th home run of the season. As long as the ailment doesn't get worse, it appears Teixeira will continue to play through it. "You deal with bumps and bruises all year," Teixeira said Tuesday. "Joe thought it was a good day for me to take off (Monday) and let it rest. It feels a little better today. The day off helped."
May 6 - 9:51 AM

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run to help lead the Yankees past the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Teixeira pushed the Yankees' lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning when he drove a Marco Estrada offering over the fence in right-center. The first baseman hasn't hit more than 24 home runs in a season since 2011 and capped out at 22 last season, but he's already up to 10 this year. Along with that, he's hitting .205/.324/.602 with 22 RBI.
May 5 - 10:39 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Garrett Jones is at first base in Teixeira's place.
May 4 - 4:31 PM

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

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

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
2Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Chase Whitley
7Chris Capuano
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve
8Branden Pinder