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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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The Yankees will decide on Sunday whether Mark Teixeira (lat) will require a trip to the disabled list.
Teixeira is scheduled to do stretching and running on the field before Saturday's game, then will do tee and toss on Sunday before a determination is made. He has been sidelined since Sunday with a lower left lat strain. Jul 26 - 11:57 AM

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that he doesn't expect Mark Teixeira (lat) to return to the lineup until Monday at the earliest.

That means the Yankees will play with a short bench for the remainder of the weekend rather than opting to put Teixeira on the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain.
Jul 25 - 10:08 PM

Mark Teixeira (lat) could swing a bat as soon as Friday.

Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain but said Friday that he's feeling much better and looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. "I hope to be back soon," he said. The Yankees' first baseman is batting .231/.330/.443 with 17 homers and 48 RBI over 76 games this season.
Jul 25 - 3:50 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that a decision on whether Mark Teixeira (lat) will be placed on the disabled list will likely come Friday.

"It's just seeing how he feels after three or four days," Girardi said. "Then we'll decide if we think it's going to be the near future that he would play or we're going to need the 15-day [disabled list]. If it's going to be 12, 13, 14 days, it probably makes sense to get a player here." Girardi added that it's unlikely Teixeira will play Friday, but "you want to feel that there's progress and that he feels better to start doing some stuff." Teixeira hasn't played since Sunday due to a lower left lat strain.
Jul 24 - 8:35 PM

Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for the next 3-4 days because of a mild lower lat strain.

The Yankees are optimistic that the first baseman will not require a disabled list stint. Teixeira has tallied 17 home runs and 48 RBI in 76 games this season but has struggled to stay healthy for extended periods.
Jul 21 - 3:58 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-6, homering twice, as the Yankees won in extra innings against the Indians on Wednesday.

Teixeira hit a solo shot off of Josh Tomlin in the fourth inning, and then hit a two-run shot off of Tomlin in the fifth. The first baseman now has 17 on the season along with 47 RBI and a .241/.338/.470 slash line.
Jul 10 - 12:00 AM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

Teixeira sat out Wednesday after having his knee drained the day prior, but he's ready to go now. The first baseman is sporting a .239/.342/.468 batting line this season but has 15 homers and 41 RBI over 62 games.
Jul 3 - 4:58 PM

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday a day after having his left knee drained.

Teixeira has evidently been playing through some soreness for a few days. The good news is that he's expected to return to the lineup Thursday. Kelly Johnson is handling first base Wednesday.
Jul 2 - 10:36 AM

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Teixeira went yard for the 14th time, taking Drew Hutchison out to right field in the third inning to cap off a four-run frame. He added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh as well. A question mark for the Yankees entering the season, Teixeira now boasts a respectable .241/.352/.477 slash line with 39 RBI.
Jun 25 - 10:16 PM

Mark Teixeira (foot) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday against the Blue Jays.

Teixeira took a pitch off his left foot in Sunday's game, but X-rays were negative and he came in feeling well enough to play Monday. The 34-year-old leads the Yankees with 13 home runs and 36 RBI.
Jun 24 - 4:16 AM

Mark Teixeira's X-rays came back negative on Sunday and Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that his first baseman was "okay".

Teixeira was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Orioles after getting drilled by a pitch in his foot. It looks as though he avoided any serious damage this time and should return to the Yankees starting lineup in a day or two.
Jun 22 - 6:02 PM

Mark Teixeira was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles after getting hit by a pitch on his foot.

Teixeira slammed his helmet in frustration after getting drilled with the T.J. McFarland offering. He will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any type of fracture, and the team should have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 22 - 5:02 PM

Mark Teixeira connected for a solo home run in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday afternoon.

It was the only offense of the day for the Bombers. While Teixeira's wrist has been an issue at times this season, he has quietly been very productive this season with 12 home runs, 34 RBI and an .838 OPS. He leads the Yankees in all three categories.
Jun 21 - 4:14 PM

Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Teixeira missed Saturday's game with rib cage tightness, but it was evidently a minor issue. The first baseman has been banged up this season but has hit when healthy, sporting a .241/.361/.463 batting line with 11 homers and 31 RBI over 47 contests.
Jun 15 - 1:55 PM

Mark Teixeira was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday with rib cage tightness.

Minor injuries continue to plague Teixeira, who has been productive when in the Yanks' lineup this year. He has an .824 OPS, 11 home runs, and 31 RBI in 48 games played. The Yankees are calling him day-to-day.
Jun 14 - 9:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Kelly Johnson
3Zelous Wheeler
4Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Ichiro 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
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Jeff Francis
8Chase Whitley