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25 Mark Teixeira 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 4/11/1980 | Birthplace: Annapolis, MD | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: New York | College: Georgia Tech | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $23,125,000 | Owned/Started%: 74/44 | Average Draft Position: 237.03
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)460.0019.00.21768.0061.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
44022.21662561
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201401170000500
20130140000100
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Boston45114 .340 .556 .244
vs Buchholz (Career)2342 .435.240.174
vs RHP3156818 .307 .416 .216
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/24/2014Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Emilio Bonifacio, CF CHW
Justin Verlander, SP DET
12/19/2014Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY
12/18/2014Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
Sonny Gray, SP OAK
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
9/14@BAL4010000
9/15@TB3010010
9/17@TB3000010
9/18TOR4010000
9/19TOR4010000
9/20TOR2000000
9/23BAL4010000
9/24BAL4121300
9/25BAL4000000
9/28@BOS3000100
 
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Latest News

Yankees' Mark Teixeira: A-Rod 'will be fine over there' at first base

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/15) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez shifted across the infield on Friday. The embattled slugger fielded grounders and took part in various drills including bunt defense, according to the Associated Press.

Rodriguez missed all of last season after being suspended for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. With Chase Headley slated to be the team's starting third baseman, Rodriguez will compete for at-bats as a designated hitter and could see some time behind Headley at third and Mark Teixeira at first.

Teixeira told reporters that Rodriguez will fit just fine at first.

"I think what will make Alex have a shorter learning curve is his baseball IQ," Teixeira said, per Newsday. "He'll be fine over there."

Rodriguez, who will turn 40 in July, hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. He will begin early workouts on Saturday.

Yankees' Mark Teixeira: 'I expect to have a great year' in 2015

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/15) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira arrived to spring training Wednesday brimming with confidence following a productive offseason. Teixeira overhauled his diet and workout plan, as he cut gluten, dairy and sugar from his diet and went back to weight-heavy workouts, per The Journal News.

“I was weaker than I’d probably ever been in my whole career last year just because of the injury the year before and not being able to work out like I usually do,” Teixeira said. “This was just a great offseason all around. … I probably lost two pounds; 15 pounds of fat I lost and gained 13 pounds of muscle, so I ended up losing about two pounds. Just shows how much deficit there was.”

Teixeira hasn't played more than 123 games in any of the last three seasons due to injury issues. His offense has suffered during that time, as he has hit just .229 with a .431 slugging percentage since 2012. Still, Teixeira appears confident he will have a bounce-back year in 2015.

“I’ve always been a big, strong guy,” he said. “Always been a big weight lifter. I convinced myself one offseason that I wanted to work on my swing more, and swung so much that I blew out my wrist. You learn. You learn from mistakes. I think you’re always learning from mistakes. I kind of basically just went back to what I’ve always done, and that’s just hit the weights really hard because I need to be strong. I’m a power hitter, a guy that has to drive the ball from both sides of the plate, and that’s what I did this offseason.

"Last year, I came into spring training hoping to have a good year. I really didn’t know where I was. I knew I wasn’t feeling great, knew I wasn’t 100 percent. This year I expect to have a great year.”

Yankees' Teixeira worked on 'getting stronger' during offseason

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/15) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira worked on "getting stronger" this offseason, according to the New York Post.

"This offseason, I got to go back to working out and getting strong," Teixeira said. "That’s who I am. I’m a big, power-hitting first baseman and I have to be strong. Last year I wasn’t." Teixeira tore a tendon in his wrist in 2013, and that limited his ability to get ready for the 2014 season. Teixeira said the biggest difference this offseason was that he didn't have any limitations.

"The beautiful thing was there was no rehab," he said. "Last offseason was all about rehab, and that’s not fun. This offseason has been all about getting my strength back, and I feel good." 

The 34-year-old Teixeira hit .216/.313/.398 over 440 at-bats last season. He's expected to open the season as the team's starter at first. 

Cashman: Mark Teixeira is 'definitely an everyday first baseman'

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/14) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman appears confident first baseman Mark Teixeira won't be as injury prone in 2015, per NJ.com.

Teixeira payed in just 123 games in 2014 due to a myriad of injuries, which included problems with his surgically repaired wrist, strained hamstring, sore knee, tired legs, dizziness, lacerated left hand and strained oblique.

"I don’t think we’ll have the same issues this year as we had last year," Cashman said. "I think Mark Teixeira is definitely an everyday first baseman. I think he’ll prove that this year. I think last year is something he felt will be part of the process and he feels it won’t be part of this year’s process. In terms of his recovery and rehab, last year was expected for him. And that won’t be expected going forward."

Yankees veteran Mark Teixeira seeking strength in offseason

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/22/14) Yankees aging first baseman Mark Teixeira has lamented what he called a "bad season" and plans on improving his upper-body strength before next year.

Teixeira batted a career-low .216 (aside from 2013, when he had just 53 at-bats), though he did rack up 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 440 at-bats. He told ESPN that he was negatively affected coming off a right wrist injury. But he added that he needs to get stronger if he wants to rebound.

"I didn't realize how weak I was upper-body," he said. "I'm trying to be working a lot harder. That will be my adjustment this year."

Teixeira will turn 35 years old on April 15.

 
 
 

 
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003TEX1465296613726844412012 .331 .480 .259
2004TEX145545101153381126811741 .370 .560 .281
2005TEX162644112194431447212440 .379 .575 .301
2006TEX16262899177331108912820 .371 .514 .282
2007TEX-ATL13249486151301057211200 .400 .563 .306
2008ATL-LAA15757410217733121979320 .410 .552 .308
2009NYY156609103178391228111420 .383 .565 .292
2010NYY158601113154331089312201 .365 .481 .256
2011NYY15658990146391117611041 .341 .494 .248
2012NYY123451661132484548321 .332 .475 .251
2013NYY15535831281900 .270 .340 .151
2014NYY123440569522625810911 .313 .398 .216
Total 16356157999168336311758121251227 .364 .516 .273
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2003TEX1B116104100693171495 .996
2003TEX3B151137102070 .811
2003TEXOF25183029010 .967
2004TEX1B142138131812109810114 .992
2004TEXOF74880001.000
2005TEX1B155154148113771013126 .998
2006TEX1B15915915721480884158 .997
2007TEX-ATL1B12812811901108775120 .996
2008ATL-LAA1B15315314981394995130 .997
2009NYY1B15215012751222494110 .997
2010NYY1B14914813101227803137 .998
2011NYY1B14714413061229734114 .997
2012NYY1B119117105598569191 .999
2013NYY1B14141081008091.000
2014NYY1B11711698791566673 .994
Total  157615581418113225899571277 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2003TEX2952542014514
2004TEX3423052010126
2005TEX4133703011518
2006TEX4513236041217
2007TEX-ATL332278207137
2008ATL-LAA4103177071317
2009NYY4333445012913
2010NYY3602895013615
2011NYY2612918011312
2012NYY2712141207111
2013NYY101810121
2014NYY140175406313
Total 37018317857010384144
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008LAA41547014300 .550 .467 .467
2009NYY156110112861700 .282 .311 .180
2010NYY72734134600 .258 .296 .148
2011NYY51823012500 .286 .278 .167
2012NYY93229018310 .425 .313 .281
Total 401532134314243410 .339 .320 .222
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 AA-Tulsa4817131541131028253632 .415 .591 .316
2002 A-Charlotte381503248102941212420 .411 .593 .320
2004 AA-Frisco13000000--100 .250 .000 .000
2007 AA-Frisco120000002--00 .500 .000 .000
2013AA-Trenton Thunder250100001100 .333 .200 .200
Total 90331631032151969496252 .411 .577 .311
 
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