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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: 13 | Salary: $23,125,000 | Owned/Started%: 51/34 | Average Draft Position: 243.15
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Yankees' Teixeira has at least one RBI, one hit in five straight games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira enters play Wednesday against the Orioles with at least one hit and one RBI in five straight games. It is his longest such streak since May 24-30, 2011, per the New York Daily News.

Teixeira, who has hit safely in six straight games, is batting .240 (6 for 25) with two doubles, three home runs and five RBI in seven games.


Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran each drive in runs for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran each doubled and knocked in a run for the Yankees on Tuesday. 

Teixeira doubled in a run in the sixth, capping a one-for-four day. He's hitting .240, with two doubles and five RBI. 

Beltran doubled in the first and drove in a run with a groundout later in the game. He went one for four, lifting his average to .156, with three doubles and four RBI. 


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez draws start at first base Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is making his first start of the season at first base Saturday against the Red Sox.

Rodriguez, who saw work at first base this spring, has never played anywhere on the field other than shortstop and third base during his major-league career. He'll be the Yankees' cleanup batter Saturday.

The Yankees are mixing up the lineup for the day game after Friday's 19-inning marathon, with Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira and Stephen Drew all out of the lineup Saturday.


A-Rod to likely hit 7th as DH in Yankees' Opening Day lineup


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Manager Joe Girardi hinted strongly on Saturday what the Yankees' Opening Day lineup will be and it will included Alex Rodriguez batting seventh as the designated hitter, reports ESPN New York. 

Girardi said Saturday's final exhibition game lineup "could be" the team's Opening Day lineup, which leads many to believe that will be the case. 

The Yankees lineup on Saturday:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Brett Gardner, LF

3. Carlos Beltran, RF

4. Mark Teixeira, 1B

5. Brian McCann, C

6. Chase Headley, 3B

7. Alex Rodriguez, DH

8. Stephen Drew, 2B

9. Didi Gregorius, SS


Yankees' Mark Teixeira works on combating defensive shifts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hasn't had a monster spring at the plate, batting just .255 (13 for 51) with one home run, three doubles and four RBI in 19 games. Certainly, those numbers might not give many folks confidence Teixeira is ready to rebound after a few down seasons.

However, Teixeira is pretty happy with his performance this spring, especially since he only missed a few days due to injury. He recently returned to the lineup after getting hit by a pitch, resulting in a bruised knee.

Teixeira is particularly pleased with the work he did this spring trying to combat defensive shifts. Teixeira said he is not cheating on pitches like he did last year, which is a big reason why he is excited for the start of the season.

"It was a lot harder last year. I had to kind of adjust to compensate and cheat. Anyone knows that if you have to cheat on your swing you're coming around it. So you're not going to get many hard hit balls the other way," he said. "When you're in the middle of the season you have to make adjustments. If they start busting me in, I'm going to start pulling the ball more. But this spring training I've found that I've had a lot of opportunities to go the other way, and I've been taking them if they want to give them to me."


Yankees' Mark Teixeira held without a hit vs. Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira played in back-to-back games for the first time since suffering a bruised knee. He finished 0 for 2 with a walk against the Tigers. He has only one hit in his first five at-bats back from injury. Teixeira is batting .255 this spring.

Yankees' Teixeira, Gregorius remain sidelined Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was held out of the spring lineup again Tuesday due to a bruised knee. However, manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira feels "decent" and is expected to play Wednesday, per Newsday.

Although, shortstop Didi Gregorius is not as close to returning. Girardi said he still has some swelling in his wrist and there is no timetable for his return.


Yankees' Mark Teixeira diagnosed with right knee contusion


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion after being hit by a pitch in minor-league action Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Teixeira is icing the knee and not scheduled to undergo any further tests. He has hit .261/.306/.391 with one home run in 46 spring at-bats.

Manager Joe Girardi said after Sunday's game that Teixeira was not scheduled to play Monday or Tuesday even before the injury, and he expects the first baseman to be back in the lineup Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports.


Yankees' Mark Teixeira (knee) exits game Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was removed from a minor-league game Sunday after being hit on the knee by a pitch.

Teixeira had a noticeable limp as he left the field after being hit. He has hit .261/.306/.391 with one home run in 46 at-bats this spring.


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


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) 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
(2/25/2015) 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
(2/20/2015) 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
(12/15/2014) 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
(10/22/2014) 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.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira feels he can still play 150 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hasn't played 150-plus games since the 2011 season and hasn't surpassed 123 games over the last three seasons, which has a lot to do with his surgically repaired right wrist.

However, the 34-year-old first baseman still feels he is capable of playing in 150 games as he enters his 13th MLB season in 2015.

"You’d have to be crazy to think we wouldn’t be a little bit better if I was healthier," Teixeira said Monday, per the New York Daily News. "I played 123 games? I want to play 150 and I want to be healthy and strong for 150. So that’s what I expect out of myself."


Mark Teixeira able to return


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/23/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was in the starting lineup for the first time in three games Tuesday against Baltimore. He had been sitting with a sore wrist.

Teixeira, who received a third cortisone shot in the wrist Sunday, hasn't fared well with the injury, batting just .177 (29 for 164) since the All-Star break.


Mark Teixeira to see hand surgeon


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(9/21/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, held out of Sunday's lineup with a sore right wrist, is headed to see a hand surgeon, reports MLB.com. Teixeira, who's hitting .216 with 21 homers and 58 RBI, might not play again this season.

Mark Teixeira wants to play through injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has expressed a desire to play through his wrist injury, according to MLB.com.

Teixeira reinjured himself during Saturday's game, but still wants to play. He will ask the doctor whether it's safe to receive another cortisone shot in his wrist. 


Mark Teixeira may be held out for the rest of the year


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira may not play again this season, according to the YES Network.

Teixeira re-injured his wrist during Saturday's game, and has been dealing with pain. Manager Joe Girardi admitted after the game that he's not sure Teixeira will play again this season. Teixeira is hitting .217/.318/.397 over 423 at-bats.


Mark Teixeira leaves early Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game with an injury.

Teixeira struck out in his only two at-bats. He was replaced by Brendan Ryan in the fifth inning. Teixeira left the game due to a wrist injury.


Mark Teixeira back in action Wednesday against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Yankees veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday night game in Tampa Bay after missing one game with a wrist injury.

Teixeira comes back mired in a horrific 11-for-78 slump that has lowered his average to .218.


Mark Teixeira sidelined by wrist discomfort


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out of the lineup Tuesday due to discomfort in his surgically-repaired wrist, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The wrist may be contributing to the first baseman's continued struggles at the plate, as he has hit just .178/.288/.289 with one home run in 45 at-bats in September. Manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that it's up to Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to resume action, MLB.com reports.


Mark Teixeira returns from one-game absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is right back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, after missing just one day due to a hamstring injury. He is in his usual spot in the lineup, batting fourth and starting at first base for the start of the series.  

Mark Teixeira out with hamstring tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out Monday with hamstring tightness, according to Newsday.

Teixeira is dealing with tightness in his left hamstring. Manager Joe Girardi made the call to sit Teixeira down Monday. Girardi said Teixeira be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. 


Mark Teixeira back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/10/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who's been out since Wednesday due to a finger laceration, was back in Sunday's lineup against the Indians. He's hitting .230 with 19 homers 52 RBI in 300 at-bats.