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New York Yankees
2014 Avg.
.235
 
Career Avg.
.275
Name  Mark Teixeira
Born  4/11/1980
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  25
Position  1B
Bats  S
Throws  R
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.
 
Cold6/22/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's X-rays came back negative, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Teixeira took a pitch off his foot and had to leave Sunday's game. The first baseman said he thought he broke some toes when it first happened, but he'll be OK.
 
Cold6/20/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has never hit well against Baltimore right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez..
Insight: The Yankees first baseman is just 1-for-16 (.063) with seven strikeouts over his career. Teixeira is back to his usual self, hitting home runs, but with a low batting average. He's a lifetime .277 hitter, but just a .249 hitter over the past five seasons.
 
6/15/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (ribcage) is in the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.
Insight: Teixeira was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a tight ribcage. The Yankees first baseman has hit .241 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in 162 at-bats this season, but he's been plagued by a few injuries.
 
6/14/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been scratched from New York's lineup Saturday night due to left ribcage tightness, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Teixeira will miss his chance to face Scott Kazmir, a pitcher he's gone 11-for-20 (.550) with four doubles and two homers against in the past. The Yankees first baseman has hit .241 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in 162 at-bats this season, but he's been plagued by a hamstring strain, soreness in his surgically repaired wrist and now a tight ribcage.
 
6/14/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is 11-for-20 with a pair of homers, eight RBI and eight walks against Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Teixeira has rebounded from a horrible, injury-filled season of a year ago and has slammed 11 homers with an .824 OPS in 162 at-bats.
 
Cold6/8/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals.
Insight: Teixeira is 6-for-48 (.125) with zero extra-base hits and 15 Ks against James Shields, who will be on the hill Sunday against New York, so it's a good day to get Teixeira some rest.
 
Cold6/8/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James Shields has made Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira look downright foolish in their previous meetings.
Insight: Teixeira is 6-for-48 (.125) with zero extra-base hits and 15 Ks against Shields, who will be on the hill Sunday against New York.
 
Cold6/6/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is just 2-for-21 (.095) against Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Teixeira has been dealing with soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist for weeks and since coming back from the disabled list is batting just .160. Avoid this matchup.
 

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