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25 Mark Teixeira 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | 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%: 81/53 | Average Draft Position: 167.79
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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 | CBSSports.com
(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.

Pain in pinkie preventing Mark Teixeira from rejoining lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The left pinkie laceration that has kept Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira from playing since Wednesday has caused him pain when swinging the bat.

"The joint is really, really sore, and so whether it's sprained or bruised, we're not sure exactly," he told MLB.com. "...The cut, you just wrap it up and you play. The joint, I can't grip the bat."

Teixeira took light batting practice on Saturday.

"Hopefully it's not much longer with him and we'll just take it day by day," said Joe Girardi, who added that if it appears he would be out for a week or so, the Yankees would consider placing him on the disabled list.


Mark Teixeira a no-go for Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira remains out of the lineup for the Saturday game against Cleveland with a finger injury.

Teixeira had his left pinkie spiked in the Wednesday game and has not played since. He has been limited to 84 games this season due to various physical problems.


Mark Teixeira still sidelined with hurt pinkie


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) A finger injury that prevented Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira from playing Thursday has also kept him out of the lineup Friday against Cleveland.

Teixeira had three stitches placed in his left pinkie after being spiked Wednesday.


Stitches in pinkie have Mark Teixeira sidelined


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The absence of first baseman Mark Teixeira from the Yankees lineup Thursday against Detroit is courtesy of a spiking he took Wednesday that resulted in three stitches sewn into his left pinkie.

Joe Girardi told the New York Post that he did not know how long Teixeira would be sidelined.

Teixeira sustained the injury after his hand caught the cleat of Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday on a slide at the plate.


Mark Teixeira a no-go against Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Miguel Cabrera is not the only star first baseman grabbing some pine Thursday in the Big Apple. Yankees veteran Mark Teixeira has also been given the day off.

Teixeira has struggled since the All-Star break. He has six hits in his last 39 at-bats.


X-rays negative on Mark Teixeira's hand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) X-rays on the injured hand of Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira came back clean, MLB.com reports.

Teixeira received three stitches in the pinkie finger of his left hand after suffering the injury in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game. He's been ruled out of action Thursday.


Mark Teixeira gets stitches after finger injury Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was removed late in his team's game Wednesday after suffering a finger injury.

Teixeira will get stitches in the little finger of his left hand, and he's set to undergo X-rays as well, MLB.com reports. The first baseman has been ruled out for Thursday's game. He went 1 for 3 with a walk, a run and an RBI Wednesday, giving him a .230/.333/.447 line with 19 home runs and 52 RBI in 300 at-bats.


Dizziness dissipates as Mark Teixeira returns to lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, one day after he was scratched due to dizziness. He is in his usual spot in the lineup, batting fourth and playing first base for the game. 

Mark Teixeira scratched with lightheadedness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Tigers because of lightheadedness, according to MLive.com. Teixeira is hitting .233 with 19 homers and 51 RBI in 292 at-bats. 


His status remains uncertain for Tuesday's game against Detroit.


Mark Teixeira hits big homer in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira put together a solid performance Saturday, in a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

Teixeira played a big part in the victory, as his solo home run in the fifth inning provided the ultimate winning margin. He finished the game 2 for 5 with one RBI and one run scored in his first multi-hit performance since July 9.

Teixeira has 19 home runs and 51 RBI on the season, but is hitting just .236/.338/.462 in 288 at-bats.  


Mark Teixeira rips 18th homer in defeat of Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has taken no time to get back in the swing of things after pretty much missing a week with a lat strain.

Teixeira managed a hit in his only at-bat Monday before exploding Tuesday against Texas with a two-run homer in the eighth. He also walked three times and scored three runs to raise his on-base percentage to .340.


Mark Teixeira back in lineup Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who has just one at-bat since July 20, is back in action Tuesday in Texas.

Teixeira has been out with a lat strain after struggling at the plate. He had three hits in 24 at-bats before going down.


Mark Teixeira anticipates starting Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) After delivering a pinch-hit single Monday at Texas, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (lat) said he expects to return to the starting lineup Tuesday. He last made a start July 20.

"Absolutely," he said of returning to the lineup Tuesday, per The Journal News. "… Very anxious (to play). It’s been a week. You never want to miss a week. I’m looking forward to (Tuesday)."

Teixeira was encouraged by his at-bat in Monday's 4-2 loss.

"I took one swing and it felt good," he said. "Very reassuring. I wasn’t expecting anything negative, but at the same time you want to get out there and get it done."


Mark Teixeira aiming for Tuesday return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will take batting practice Sunday in Arlington, and if all goes well, he may be able to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Teixeira was sidelined for his eighth consecutive game on Monday against the Rangers, but told reporters he feels some improvement. It remains to be seen if he'll be available off the bench for Joe Girardi.

Teixeira is hitting .231 over 273 at-bats. He still leads the club with 17 home runs and 48 RBI, despite having missed 28 games this season..

Lat strain again sidelines Mark Teixeira


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out again Monday in Texas with a lat strain. Despite having missed eight games with the ailment, he is not expected to land on the disabled list.

Teixeira has missed 28 games, but still leads the team with 17 home runs and 48 RBI.


Mark Teixeira could return Tuesday or Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi is optimistic first baseman Mark Teixeira (lat) won't need a stint on the disabled list, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Teixeira, who missed a seventh straight game Sunday vs. Toronto, could be back in the lineup by Tuesday or Wednesday against the Rangers.

"Hopefully he's a player for us soon," Girardi said.


DL decision looming for Mark Teixeira Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) The Yankees are expected to make a decision about whether Mark Teixeira will require a trip to the disabled list Sunday, after he puts in a few days of work.

Teixeira, who has been out since suffering a lat injury last Sunday, will stretch and run Saturday, according to the Wall Street Journal. He will then try to throw and hit off a tee Sunday, to determine if he has made enough progress from the injury to avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Even in a best-case scenario, the earliest Teixeira might return to action is Monday in Texas. 


Mark Teixeira likely out through weekend


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is hoping to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com Friday he doesn't expect him back this weekend.

Teixeira has not played since last Sunday due to a late injury, and Girardi expects him to end up missing at least a week as a result of the injury. Teixeira is likely out until at least Monday's series opener in Texas. 


Mark Teixeira hopeful of avoiding DL stint


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Sidelined Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has expressed encouragement about his health and is hoping to avoid a trip to the disabled list.

"I hope to be back soon," he told the YES Network.

Teixeira, who is set to miss his fifth straight game in a series opener against Toronto, added that he could swing the bat as early as Friday.


Mark Teixeira out again with lat strain


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is set to sit for the fifth straight game Friday night against Toronto. A nagging lat strain could wind up sending him to the disabled list.

Brian McCann is manning the position instead.


Mark Teixeira could be placed on DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team will decide Friday whether to put first baseman Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, reports the Wall Street Journal. Teixeira will miss his fourth straight game Thursday with a strained lat.

Mark Teixeira remains on the shelf


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of the lineup for the fourth straight day Thursday due to a strained lat. He went 0 for 12 with a walk following the All-Star break before taking a seat.