Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.217
 
Career Avg.
.274
Name  Mark Teixeira
Born  4/11/1980
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  25
Position  1B
Bats  S
Throws  R
9/17/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Teixeira is dealing with lingering wrist discomfort. It used to be you could count on him for 30 homers like clockwork, but he hit 24 last season and has 21 so far this year.
 
9/16/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Rays.
Insight: Teixeira is dealing with lingering wrist discomfort according to the New York Daily News. Yankees manager Joe Girardi will count on Teixeira to let the team know when he is ready to return. He is listed as day-to-day.
 
9/5/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a lifetime .125 hitter (6-for-48) against Royals starter James Shields with 15 strikeouts.
Insight: Teixeira was 3-for-10 with a game-tying home run in the three-game set with Boston, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup. He has hit 20 or more home runs for the 11 time in 12 seasons.
 
Cold8/27/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a lifetime .204 hitter (11-for-54) against Tigers pitcher David Price. He does, however, hit for some power against Price, as Teixeira has three home runs and seven RBI.
Insight: Teixeira returned to the lineup on Tuesday and went 0-for-4. He has 20 home runs in 347 at-bats, but is hitting .233.
 
Cold8/26/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Teixeira sat out Monday due to hamstring tightness. He has 20 home runs in 343 at-bats this season but has just nine doubles and is batting .233.
 
Cold8/25/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals.
Insight: He admitted his left hamstring has been a little tight, according to Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network. His .125 (6-for-48) career average against Royals starter James Shields also could have something to do with his absence.
 
Cold8/25/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career 6-for-48 (.125) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Teixeira was just 1-for-9 in the three game series with the White Sox so it's probably best just to avoid him.
 
8/22/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career 8-for-15 (.533) hitter against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Teixeira had a great series against Tampa Bay last weekend but cooled off in two starts versus Houston. He has been hitting .219 since the All-Star break, which has helped contribute to his worst season batting average of his career. Hopefully, he can get on track against Danks.
 
8/10/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira (finger) is in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Teixeira got his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday Wednesday night and had to get stitches in his pinky. He said Friday he really couldn't grip a bat, but he's ready to go just two days later.
 
8/8/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira (finger) said Friday that he "can't really grip a bat right now," according to beat writer Erik Boland.
Insight: Teixeira got his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday Wednesday night and had to get stitches in his pinky. When Teixeira had a lat strain in July, the Yankees played with a 24-man roster for a week to avoid placing him on the DL. They'll probably wait that long again if they think he can be back in 10 days or less.
 
8/7/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira left Wednesday's game against the Tigers with a left hand injury and is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Teixeira slid into home plate and appeared to get his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday. Consider Teixeira (.230, 19 HR, 52 RBI) day-to-day.
 
8/6/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira left Wednesday's game against the Tigers with a left hand injury. He received stitches in his left pinky after the game and will get X-rays.
Insight: Teixeira slid into home plate and appeared to get his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday. He won't play Thursday.
 
8/6/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira is 3-for-31 (.097) with 10 Ks in his career against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Teixeira's average dipped to .229 after he went 0-for-5 Tuesday night, though he still has a .779 OPS because he's hit 19 homers and walked 42 times. He shouldn't be used Wednesday against Verlander.
 
8/4/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira was scratched from Monday's lineup due to lightheadedness, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Teixeira has gone 5-for-19 with a double and two homers since he returned from a strained lat. With a .233 average, eight doubles and 19 homers, Teixeira has really become a home-run-or-bust player.
 
Cold7/27/2014 12:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira (lat) is targeting Tuesday or Wednesday for his return to the lineup, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: New York skipper Joe Girardi is optimistic that Teixeira will avoid the disabled list. The first baseman will miss his seventh straight game Sunday.
 
Cold7/21/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira is expected to miss 3-4 days with a lower lat strain.
Insight: Teixeira (.231, 17 HR) went hitless in the three-game series with Cincinnati and this could be the reason why he struggled.
 
Cold7/20/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira has gone 0-for-12 in his first three games after the All-Star break and 3-for-24 (.125) since his two-homer game on July 9.
Insight: Teixeira (.231, 17 HR) has been unable to overcome the rise of shifts around the league and is hitting a paltry .083 on ground balls this season. He also has just seven doubles and a career-high 19.5 percent K rate, so he's really become a home-run-or-bust player.
 
7/19/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira is 6-for-11 (.545) against Reds All-Star Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Teixeira has put up 17 homers and 48 RBI this season, but you will have to live with his low batting average (.239).
 
7/3/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is in the lineup Thursday.
Insight: Teixeira didn't play Wednesday after having his knee drained Tuesday. He's put up 15 homers and 41 RBI this season, but he has just five doubles, a .239 average and an .810 OPS in 257 plate appearances.
 
6/23/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's solo homer accounted for the only run New York scored against the Blue Jays Monday night.
Insight: The Yankees had just three hits off rookie Marcus Stroman. Teixeira has hit .247 with 13 homers, 36 RBI and an .842 OPS this season, similar to his production level from 2010-12 but not close to what he accomplished from 2004-09.