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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%: 98/89 | Average Draft Position: 239.16
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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.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira misses just one game with sore neck


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Marlins after sitting out Wednesday due to a sore neck.

Teixeira is batting .304 (14 for 46) with four doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI, eight runs, seven walks and 11 strikeouts in 13 June games.


Sore neck kept Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out of lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said first baseman Mark Teixeira missed Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Marlins with a sore neck, according to the New York Post

“His neck’s been bothering him,” Girardi said. “So I gave him the whole day.”

Girardi doesn't believe the injury is serious. 

“I woke up with it one day,” Teixeira said. “You never know. It’s a dive, weird swing, a weird throw. Just woke up with it and it was locked up.”


Yankees choose to rest Mark Teixeira on Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira received a day off Wednesday against the Marlins, as Garrett Jones was in the starting lineup at first base. It was Teixeira's first day off since May 29.

Teixeira is batting .304 (14 for 46) with four doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI, eight runs, seven walks and 11 strikeouts in 13 June games.


Yankees' Mark Teixeira goes yard in loss to Marlins


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit his 19th home run of the season in Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Marlins. 

Teixeira's homer was a solo shot to lead off the top of the second inning. Teixeira finished the game 1 for 4 and struck out twice. In his last 10 games, Teixeira is hitting .324. 

For the season Teixeira holds a slash line of .256/.368/.580. 


Yankees' Mark Teixeira homers for second straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning of Friday's win over the Angels. 

Teixeira went 1 for 4 and homered for the second straight day. He now has 17 home runs and 43 RBI on the year. 


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira lifts off again in win over Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira continued to swing a hot bat, launching his 16th home run of the season in Wednesday's win over Seattle.

Teixeira took Taijuan Walker deep in the second inning for a solo home run. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 3-1 victory. Teixeira leads the American League in RBI (41) and ranks second only to Nelson Cruz in home runs in AL. He has two home runs over his last three games and is hitting .272 (3 for 11) with six RBI over that span.


Yankees' Joe Girardi: Mark Teixeira is 'a really good player'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) When an opponent faces Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, most of the time Seattle's ace has the upper hand. However, one player who has a very good track record against of the best pitchers in baseball is Yankees veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira.

Teixeira is batting .303 (20 for 66) with four doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI, nine walks and 16 strikeouts in his career against Hernandez, which included a grand slam during a 7-2 win Monday at Seattle.

“Felix is really good,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, per The Journal News. “But so is Mark. I mean, Mark is a really good player.”

Teixeira is batting just .241 through 49 games, but he has already parked 15 home runs and is slugging .566. He also has a .358 on-base percentage. 

In his case, Teixeira is having a resurgent season after a few injury plagued campaigns.

“I’m just very thankful,” Teixeira said. “I’m very thankful for the health and I just hope that continues. The first two months have been so far, so good. I want to continue it.”


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira hits grand slam in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira smacked a grand slam to lead the Yankees to a 7-2 win over the Mariners on Monday.

Teixeira hit the home run off Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning. It was his only hit in three at-bats during the game. Over his last nine games, Teixeira is 6 for 30 with two home runs and eight RBI.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira one of few to thrive vs. King Felix


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Not many hitters have thrived against talented Mariners ace Felix Hernandez over the years, but there are exceptions. One of them is Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will try to keep up the good work Monday night in Seattle.

Teixeira is batting .297 (19-for-64) against King Felix with five home runs and nine RBI. Only current teammate Nelson Cruz has that many home runs against Fernandez.


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira gets a breather on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is getting the night off Friday as he is held out of the lineup against the A's. He had started each of the last 14 games for the Yankees, going 11 for 45 with three home runs in that stretch.

Garrett Jones will get the rare start at first base and bat sixth on Friday. Teixeira will likely be back in the lineup on Saturday, as no injury has been reported.


Mark Teixeira drives in four in Yankees' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira drove in four runs in Tuesday's win over Kansas City. 

Teixeira hit a two-run home run in the first inning to put the Yankees on top to stay. His four RBi were the most since he had four on April 24. 

Teixeira went 2 for 4, scoring twice. He homered for the 14th time this season and reached 35 RBI. 


Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits second homer in past three games


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit his 13th home run of the season during Friday night's 10-9 loss to the Rangers. 

Teixeira went yard in the ninth inning, taking a 2-1 pitch deep to right field. He finished the game 1 for 5 as the homer was his only hit. It's his second home run in his past three games. 

Teixeira is now slashing .250/.371/.596 for the season. Since May 1, he holds a .298 batting average. 


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira connects for 12th home run Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira homered in Tuesday's loss against the Nationals, his 12th of the season. 

Teixeira remains second, behind Nelson Cruz, in the American League in home runs.


Yankees' Mark Teixeira in lineup Tuesday vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

Teixeira underwent X-rays on his big toe after taking a pitch off his foot on Sunday, but the tests came back negative. He didn't have to miss time with the issue, as the team was off Monday. Teixeira has hit .248/.366/.576 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 125 at-bats.

The Yankees, who are playing without a designated hitter in a National League park, are underdogs (+130) on Tuesday, per VegasInsider.