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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%: 75/3 | Average Draft Position: 168.14
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Mark Teixeira says he's ready to return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2:45 pm ET) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he's ready to return to action, according to the New York Post

Teixeira was able to play three innings during an extended spring game and reported no problems. He's expected to be activated Sunday, and will be "disappointed" if he doesn't play. Teixeira is attempting to come back from a hamstring injury.


Mark Teixeira takes part in batting practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (hamstring) took batting practice with the team prior to Sunday's contest against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, The Record reports. Teixeira is expeted to return from the disabled list on April 20, when first eligible.

Mark Teixeira expects to return April 20


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said Saturday that he expects to return from the disabled list on April 20 when first eligible, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said Friday that he thought Teixiera would be fully recovered and back in the lineup by May 1, but the first baseman appears to have a more optimistic outlook on his timetable. He's recovering from a minor hamstring injury.


Manager: Mark Teixeira should be back by May 1


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Joe Girardi sees no reason why Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will not be fully recovered and back in the lineup by May 1 after sustaining from a right hamstring injury, per Newsday.

Teixeira played in only four games and was off to his typical slow start at the plate before going down.


Mark Teixeira progressing, still not on the field


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been able to take part in stretching exercises as well as light cardio, as he begins his recovery from a strained right hamstring.

According to MLB.com, Teixeira has still been mostly limited to riding a stationary bicycle, and has yet to begin taking part in on-field baseball activities.  Teixeira's hamstring injury is not considered serious, and he could return from the 15-day disabled list in the minimum amount of time required. 


Mark Teixeira cleared to begin exercise program


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been cleared to begin an exercise program Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

"I was hoping it was only going to be a seven-day, two-week type thing," Teixeira said. "I didn't want to go on the DL, but we can't play short and push it this early. Hopefully the two weeks will be plenty of time."

Teixeira, who was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain Monday, injured his hamstring Friday and was placed on the disabled list Saturday.


Mark Teixeira has Grade 1 hamstring strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, MLB.com reports.

Teixeira has already been placed on the disabled list, and he suffered the injury fielding a foul ball Friday. He's 3 for 12 with one RBI and two walks this season.


Mark Teixeira scheduled for MRI Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is scheduled for a MRI Monday morning, according to the LoHud Yankees Blog.

Teixeira has already been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but the team is unsure on the severity of the injury. The MRI is scheduled for 10 AM Eastern, so there's a chance the team will announce the results Monday.


Mark Teixeira on DL, Kelly Johnson new Yankees first baseman


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) A hamstring injury about which Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira spoke optimistically has landed him on the disabled list. He sustained the injury fielding a foul ball Friday night in Toronto.

Teixeira, who missed nearly the entire 2013 season with a wrist injury, was off to his typically slow start with three singles in 12 at-bats.

Kelly Johnson will replace him in the starting lineup.


Mark Teixeira concerned about hamstring injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira won't know the extent of his right hamstring injury until he undergoes an MRI Monday in New York City, but he wasn't "super optimistic" about it following Friday's game, according to MLB.com. Teixeira left Friday's game in the second inning, and seems unlikely to play at any point this weekend as a result. 

Mark Teixeira: Concern about wrist affecting my hitting


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Yankees veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira is a notoriously slow starter. His own concern about his surgically repaired wrist could make his start even slower in 2014.

Teixeira, who is batting a disturbing .091 this spring, has allowed that concern to affect his performance at the plate.

"I'm not trusting that the wrist is healthy," he told the New York Post. "I'm just trying to protect it. Taking your 'A' swing, taking that swing that is 100 percent and I need to trust that I can do that and not feel pain. I need to finish my swing instead of protecting my wrist. Last year, to protect my wrist, I didn't finish my swing."

The result in 2013 was a .151 batting average in 53 at-bats before losing the rest of the season to the injury. He will be 34 years old on April 11 and is three years removed from his last 100-RBI season, so his concern leads to overall concern that his days as a top-level hitter could be over.


Mark Teixeira pleased with how wrist feels


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was hitless in three at-bats Tuesday against the Nationals, dropping his spring average to .125 (1 for 8). Despite the lack of production, Teixeira is more than pleased with how his surgically repaired wrist is holding up, per ESPN.

"I really couldn’t be happier with how I feel right now," he said. "I’ve swung at good pitches, I’m taking good swings, my BP’s have been solid. Nothing has happened that I’ve said, let’s re-assess something. It’s boring, but it’s good. It is. It’s very good."


Mark Teixeira held without a hit in debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira did little in his spring debut on Thursday against the Phillies. Teixeira, who has been recovering after offseason wrist surgery, went 0 for 3, leaving two men on base in 4-3 win.

Teixeira was limited to only 15 games last season, hitting 151 in 53 at-bats.


Mark Teixeira hopes to play Thursday


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took "a few swings" in batting practice Monday morning, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch (video can be viewed here). Teixeira, recovering from 2013 wrist surgery, is hoping to play in a game Thursday. 

Teixeira, 33, played in just 15 games last season, hitting .151 with three home runs. He has a career .278 average and has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the previous four seasons. 


Mark Teixeira's spring debut nearly set


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's spring debut is nearly set, according to MLB.com.

Teixeira is set to play either March 6 or March 7. He's been recovering after offseason wrist surgery. He's been working his way back during spring, and is just about ready to play in games. Teixeira hit just .151 in 53 at-bats last year. 


Mark Teixeira set to play in games next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is set to play in games next week, according to the Star-Ledger.

Teixeira is coming off wrist surgery, and has been brought along slowly during camp. Last season, he hit .151 in 53 at-bats. Teixeira has said he plans to play 150 games this season.


Report: Mark Teixeira won't play Grapefruit games until March 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is working his way back from wrist surgery, isn't expected to play in any Grapefruit League games until March 3 at the earliest, according to a report from the New York Post on Thursday. When Teixeira returns to action, he'll follow "doctors' order" and have both of his wrists taped up for the first time in his career.

Mark Teixeira 'feels good' after hitting for third day in a row


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said first baseman Mark Teixeira "hit for a third day in a row and feels good," according to the New York Post. Teixeira continues to work his way back from wrist surgery last season.

Mark Teixeira expects to play 150 games


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira expects to play 150 games this season, according to the New York Post

Teixeira was limited to 15 games last season due to wrist injuries. He's rehabbed the injury during the offseason and feels good about his chances to be ready by opening day. He added that he'll take it slow during spring training, but only needs 50 at-bats to get a good handle on how his wrist will perform. 

He hit .151/.270/.340 in 53 at-bats last year.


Joe Girardi feels Mark Teixeira will be ready by opening day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he doesn't have any concerns about first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is coming off wrist surgery, being ready by opening day, according to the New York Post.

"Guys have come back from this, and have done pretty well. I think you have to be patient with it. I think we’ll have to watch him closely, and if he needs a day off here and there because of it, we’ll do it. But I feel pretty good about the surgery, and where he’s at, and … spring training, maybe we take it a little bit slower with him, but I think he’ll be ready opening day. I don’t have any concerns about that.

"I think for every player, when you come back from a pretty serious injury, there’s always gonna be that in your mind, 'Is it going to happen again?' And he’ll have to go through games and drills and let go swinging in a sense where he lets it go. And then he’ll get over those hurdles. It was kind of the same thing that (Mariano Rivera) had to go through with his knee. Mo got over those hurdles, and he never looked back."


Mark Teixeira dealing with some uncertainty coming off surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) While Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been working hard to improve his flexibility, balance and strength in preparation for the 2014 season, he admits there is still some uncertainty coming off wrist surgery, according to The Wall Street Journal.

"I can be as positive as I can, but until I hit a 95 mph fastball that's inside, into the second deck, then I'll go, 'All right, I'm back,'" he said. "But you can't do that in a batting cage. Only time will tell."

Teixeira said everything has gone according to plan in his rehab. He has had no pain and doctors said the tendon sheath is healing as expected. He does feel tightness in his wrist and doctors said it will take a year for his wrist to feel fully normal. But it should improve the more therapy sessions and swings he takes.

"I'm expecting until June, and maybe even through this entire season, it'll be a little tight," Teixeira said.

Another interesting wrinkle is Teixeria is usually a slow starter, compiling a .238 career average through the first month of the season. If he gets off to another poor start in 2014, it could be hard to tell if his wrist is the reason why.

"My entire career, April has not been my optimal baseball performance," he said. "Then throughout the year, I get stronger, I get better, and that's the goal, to have 162 good games, not 30 good games. Am I going to go out and say, 'OK, I'm going to hit this, have so many home runs, this many RBIs in April?' I have no idea. Nobody has any idea."


Mark Teixeira aiming to play in spring games by early March


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said recently he feels close to 100 percent, but he wishes his surgically repaired right wrist felt a little less stiff, according to MLB.com.

Teixeira is hitting off a tee and will begin hitting full-speed pitching in February, but he is expected to be a bit behind the rest of the position players at the start of spring training. Teixeira is aiming to be playing in spring training games by the first week of March.

"Right now, I'm six months out of surgery. Will I be 100 percent Day 1? I hope so," Teixeira told the YES Network last week. "But even my doctor said, it's going to keep getting looser, keep getting stronger. That's just the way surgery goes. That's just the way it is.

"And so, yeah, I'm a little anxious about the way I'm going to feel, but I know that as long as I'm doing what I'm told, doing what I'm supposed to be doing, that I should be fine."


Mark Teixeira expected to be ready for spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is coming off July wrist surgery, said he expects to be ready for the start of spring training, according to the New York Post.

"I’m feeling really good and I’ll be ready to roll," Teixeira said. "I’m swinging, hitting off a tee and everything is feeling really good. … I’m expecting no problems for spring training. And hopefully it keeps progressing the way it has been all offseason."


Mark Teixeira progresses to swinging a bat


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said first baseman Mark Teixeira has progressed to swinging a bat, according to The Journal News. Teixeira is working his way back from July wrist surgery.

Mark Teixeira says he is "close to 100 percent"


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/23/2013) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira told MLB.com that he feels "close to 100 percent" recovered from wrist surgery he had in July. He added that he is still feeling tightness, but he is exercising and rehabbing the wrist daily to work on loosening it.

Teixeira said he hopes to be fully healed by January and expects to be ready for opening day.