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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%: 99/46 | Average Draft Position: 237.47
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Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira resting sore leg on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's matinee with the Astros. Teixeira is dealing with a sore right leg, but he is available for pinch-hitting duties, according to MLB.com.

Greg Bird will get the start at first base while Teixeira rests on Wednesday.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (leg) returns to lineup Tuesday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who missed time this week because of leg injury some feared might force him to the disabled list, is back in the team's lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

Teixeira is batting cleanup and starting at first base.


Yankees 1B mark Teixeira remains out of lineup Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/21/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not returning to his team's lineup for Friday's matchup against the Indians.

Teixeira, who missed Thursday's game, is out because he continues to deal with a lingering bone bruise in his right leg.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out of lineup Thursday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in his team's lineup for their Thursday game against the Indians.

Teixeira has been dealing with a bone bruise in his right leg that could ultimately land him on the disabled list.


Bone bruise could land Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) The Yankees might be forced to place slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his right leg that is not improving much, per the New York Post.

"It's not a whole lot better," Joe Girardi said. "...Hopefully one day he will come in and really turn the corner."

Teixeira was sidelined for a second straight game Wednesday and won't play Thursday either. Girardi declined to put a timetable on the date of his return.

Teixeira has struggled lately with just four hits in his last 31 at-bats, but is still having a renaissance season in terms of power with 31 homers.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (leg) unable to go on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/18/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins. Teixeria was forced to leave Monday's game after fouling a ball off of his leg.

Teixeira has a severe bone bruise and will not play in Wednesday's game, but there are no plans to place him on the disabled list, reports LoHud.com.


Yankees' Mark Teixeira exits Monday's game with injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was forced to exit Monday's game after fouling a ball off his leg, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Teixeira was 0 for 2 with one walk before leaving the contest. X-rays revealed only a bruised lower right leg


Mark Teixeira powers Yankees to victory with HR vs. Blue Jays


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Mark Teixeira gave the Yankees a lead they would not let go of, as they beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Saturday. Teixeira, who went 2 for 4 in the game, blasted off for his 31st home run of the season. The solo shot in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie, and the Yankees would hold on for the victory.

Teixeira was serving as the designated hitter on Saturday in an effort to give him a partial day off. Despite the big day on Saturday, Teixeira has been struggling lately. In 12 games this month, he is batting just .208 with a 19:4 K:BB ratio over that stretch.


Mark Teixeira homers twice again for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit two home runs in Friday's win over the White Sox, the second straight game he's had a pair of homers. 

Teixeira has homered twice in a game four times this season, and three of them have come in July. Nine of his 28 homers on the year came in the month of July.

Teixeira went 3 for 4, walked twice and drove in a season-high six runs. 


Yankees' Mark Teixeira goes yard twice in loss Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 3 for 4 with a pair of solo home runs on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to outlast the Rangers who won the game 7-6.

Teixeira took Yovani Gallardo deep in the first inning, and he added a second blast in the seventh to break a 5-5 tie. The two homers give Teixeria 26 on the year, the most he has hit since 2011 when he hit 39. 


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira gets rare day off Wednesday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in his team's lineup for the first time in over a month.

Teixeira will be replaced at first base by Garrett Jones, who will hit out of the seventh spot in the lineup.


Mark Teixeira hits game-winner for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira broke a tie with a solo home run in the eighth inning to lead New York to a win over Seattle on Sunday. 

Teixeira hit his 122nd career go-ahead home run and his 83rd in the eighth inning or later. 

Teixeira went 3 for 4, his first three-hit game since June 24. He hit his 23rd home run and fourth in the month of July. 


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira slams two home runs in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit two home runs in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.

Teixeira went 2 for 3 with two solo home runs in the 5-4 victory. He homered in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively. 

Over his last five gams, Teixeira is hitting .263 with three home runs and seven RBI.


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Yankees Mark Teixeira doubles, drives in run for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira doubled and drove in a run in the Yankees' win over Tampa on Saturday. 

Teixeira went 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly. He hit his 16th homer and drove in his 59th run. He has six RBI in the last four games. 


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira blasts game-tying home run on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira came through with a key, game-tying home run in Friday's 7-5 extra-inning win over the Rays. With the Yankees down 3-0, Teixeira belted a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, propelling the game into extras.

The home run was Teixeria's 20th of the season, giving him at least 20 dingers in all but one season of his 13-year career. 

Teixeira has been struggling at the plate, as even with the 2 for 4 effort on Friday, he is batting .222 with nine strikeouts over his last 10 games. 


Mark Teixeira supplies Yankees' offense with home run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Mark Teixeira hit a solo home run for the Yankees only run and half of the team's hits in a two-hit loss to the Angels on Tuesday. 

Teixeira snapped an 11-game home run drought with his 19th of the year and 54th RBI. He went 1 for 2 with a walk on the day.  


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeria hits game-winning double on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) First baseman Mark Teixeira came up with perhaps the biggest hit of the game on Saturday, as the Yankees topped the Astros 9-6. With the score tied 6-6 in the eighth inning, Teixeria laced a two-run double to center field, putting the Yankees up 8-6.

It was Teixeira's only hit of the game, but it proved to be the game-winner in this one. This is the first time Teixeria has driven in a run in nearly two weeks, as his last RBI came on June 15.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira collects three hits in Wednesday's contest


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had three hits Wednesday to help lead the Yankees to a 10-2 win over the Phillies.

Teixeira went 3 for 5 and drove in three runs during the contest. His first RBI came in the fourth when he hit a single, which drove in a run. He had two more RBI in the seventh when he singled in two runs.

Wednesday's game was Teixeira's first after missing the last two games with a back issue. Prior to Wednesday's contest, Teixeira was hitting .324 with one home run and four RBI in his last 11 games.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira good to go on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is listed in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Phillies. Teixeira missed the last two games due to a sore neck, for which he received a cortisone shot.

But the issue seems to have cleared up enough for Teixiera to return to the lineup on Wednesday. He is at first base and batting cleanup against Cole Hamels. Teixeira is 5 for 18 with a pair of home runs lifetime against the Phillies' left-hander.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out again Tuesday due to neck injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was sidelined a second straight game Tuesday against the Phillies due to a neck injury. Garrett Jones once again started in his absence.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday he was hopeful Teixeira would be back in the lineup Wednesday, so his absence from the lineup Tuesday is not surprising. The veteran first baseman is batting .283 with a .567 slugging percentage, .956 OPS, four home runs, five doubles and 14 RBI in 17 June games.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira receives cortisone shot for neck issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) An MRI revealed no significant damage to the neck of Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, but he was given a cortisone shot to help the healing process, reports ESPNNewYork.

Teixeira was held out of Monday's game because of a neck injury and he is expected to be held out of Tuesday's contest as well.


Nagging neck ailment has Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira sidelined


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira  has been given the night off Monday against Philadelphia after starting 19 of the previous 20 games.

His neck remains an issue, according to the Wall Street Journal, which is further reporting that he underwent an MRI. Results of that test are not in.

"It's hard to turn," manager Joe Girardi said, per MLB.com. "I think we've all experienced that. It can be frustrating, and it's irritating. It's something that's tough to play in, because obviously they have to turn a lot in this game."

Girardi added that he expects Teixeira back in the lineup for Wednesday's contest.

Teixeira has hit safely in five of his last seven games, but is just 5-for-23 during that stretch. He has not had a multi-hit game since June 13.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira catching a break against Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been given the night off Monday against Philadelphia after starting 19 of the previous 20 games.

Teixeira has hit safely in five of his last seven games, but is just 5-for-23 during that stretch. He has not had a multi-hit game since June 13.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira has fine past vs. Saturday adversary


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is having a renaissance year, has history on his side Saturday when facing Tigers starter Alfredo Simon.

Teixeira has mashed with Simon on the mound. He is batting .412 (7-for-17) with two home runs against the right-hander.