Mark Teixeira RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees to keep Mark Teixeira off field until fully healed

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira remained out of the lineup Saturday night, and until the first baseman’s bruised right leg gets significantly better, it’s doubtful he’ll be back on the field even as a pinch-hitter. “I don’t know if I’ll use him; I really don’t,” Joe Girardi said. “Seems like the running..." August 30

  • Mark Teixeira says he’s having “serious pain” when he tries to run "A discouraged Mark Teixeira said on Friday that the deep bone bruise in his right leg is not improving, but the Yankees first baseman has been assured that there is no fracture in the leg, only a significant amount of inflammation that will require more rest. Teixeira sustained the injury..." August 29

  • Yanks' Teixeira out again with lingering leg injury

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, the most productive hitter in their struggling lineup, will miss at least one more game, and possibly more, with a lingering bone bruise on his right shin. "It's not as good as I would have hoped," Teixeira said before Friday night's game against..." August 28

  • Yankees' Mark Teixeira sits out again, Michael Pineda on way back

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira was held out of the Yankees lineup on Thursday for the third consecutive game with a bruised right shin bone. Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman indicated optimistically that the All-Star first baseman finally was showing improvement from the bone bruise that has sidelined him this..." August 21

  • DL stint? Mark Teixeira’s bone bruise ‘not a whole lot better’

    New York Post "The Yankees don’t know when their MVP will return to the lineup as they attempt to hold off the Blue Jays and Orioles in the AL East. Mark Teixeira wasn’t available for a second straight game Wednesday against the Twins at Yankee Stadium because of a bone bruise in his right lower leg. Teixeira..." August 20

  • Brian Cashman says Mark Teixeira has a bad bone bruise, DL still possible

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that first baseman Mark Teixeira has a bad bone bruise on his right shin. "Thankfully, it is a bone bruise," Cashman said. "Not thankfully, it is a bad bone bruise so he is day-to-day." Cashman added, "If there were a break in there we..." August 19

  • Mark Teixeira ties Mickey Mantle’s MLB record with ninth 30-homer season as a switch hitter

    Hardball Talk "Yankees first baseman Mark Teixiera hit a game-tying solo home run in the second inning off of Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. It’s his 30th home run in what has been a renaissance season. The blast also moved Teixeira into a tie with Mickey Mantle for the most 30-homer seasons as a switch..." August 08

  • Irate Teixeira blasts coach after dangerous green light

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira was so livid over third-base coach Joe Espada telling him to ease up while attempting to score from second base in the eighth inning Monday night against the Rangers, he threw equipment and a garbage can around in the Yankees dugout. “He said, ‘Easy, easy’ twice,’’ said Teixeira,..." July 28

  • Is Yankees' Mark Teixeira finally over his wrist injury?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees engineered their second straight walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, and once again, Mark Teixeira was at the forefront of the team's rally. On Friday, Teixeira crushed a game-tying, three-run blast in the eighth inning and added an RBI single in the 12th to help propel..." July 05

  • Girardi thinks Teixeira’s injury is just a simple pain in the neck

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira sat out Wednesday’s win with a stiff neck that he’s been dealing with since the Yankees played in Baltimore last weekend. “His neck’s been bothering him,” manager Joe Girardi said after the Yankees beat the Marlins, 2-1, in The Bronx. “So I gave him the whole day.” Girardi..." June 18

  • Mark Teixeira on NYCFC using Yankee Stadium: ‘It’s going to suck’

    New York Daily News "When the Yankees open the season at Yankee Stadium in April, they won’t just have to deal with questions about their roster, they may also have to deal with the condition of their field. With the New York City Football Club set to open its MLS season in the Bronx on Sunday and scheduled to play..." March 12

  • Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests concern for Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Are Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests becoming a problem? They might be, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, who said one "baseball insider" told him Teixeira might be spending too little time on remaining a top first baseman. From Matthews: A baseball insider I spoke..." October 20

  • Yankees' Mark Teixeira looking to play 150 games season next year

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira spoke Monday about exchanging text messages with Alex Rodriguez, but it’s a different kind of message – one delivered by Hal Steinbrenner last Wednesday – is the one that seems to be making an impact on the Yankees’ first baseman. Teixeira is once again talking about playing 150..." October 08

  • Yankees finally catch a break as Mark Teixeira's X-rays are negative

    New York Daily News "It took more than four months, but the Yankees seem to have finally caught a break. They should have been celebrating a big 5-1 win over Justin Verlander and the Tigers, but instead there was the all-too-familiar hush in the home clubhouse as they wondered how much time Mark Teixeira would miss..." August 07

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Teixeira will have the next 3-4 days off with a mild lower lat strain. No DL as of now.

  • Mark Teixeira aggravates sore wrist

    ESPN "Mark Teixeira, who missed three games this week because of inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist, had to come out of the New York Yankees' game against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday after experiencing more soreness in the same wrist. Teixeira was pulled for a pinch hitter in..." May 31

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Mark Teixeira saw surgeon Dr. Keith Raskin, who confirmed that Teixeira is experiencing inflammation in his right wrist. He's day to day.

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    New York Yankees @Yankees

    #Yankees reinstate 1B Mark Teixeira from DL, recall RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A S/WB and RHP Bryan Mitchell from Double-A Trenton.

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    Erik Boland @eboland11

    Teixeira said he "couldn't be happier" with how everything feels. Still expects to be back Sunday, first day he's eligible to come off DL

  • What version of Mark Teixeira can the Yankees tolerate?

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira can return to the Yankees as early as Sunday, but return as what? He has fallen – physically and statistically – but to where? The offensive identity of Teixeira lingers as a key question to this season. With recent imports such as Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and..." April 17

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    George A. King III @GeorgeAKingIII

    Mark Teixeira played 3 innings in extended spring. No trouble. Says: "I'll be ready to play Sunday and disappointed if I don't." #Yankees

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    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    Teixeira said he expects to come off DL next Sunday in Tampa

  • Teixeira shouldn’t be in middle of Yankees order anymore

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira just might be the latest Wally Pipp. No, Kelly Johnson is not about to become the Yankees’ regular first baseman and there is not a Lou Gehrig type waiting in reserve. Teixeira will start when he returns from his hamstring injury. But he might just be Pipp-ed out of his familiar..." April 09

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    wallace matthews @ESPNNYYankees

    Teixeira also has Grade 1 strain. "Hopefully it won't be long "

  • Hamstring sends Yanks 1B Teixeira to DL

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s barking right hamstring won’t undergo tests until Monday, but the Yankees put the switch-hitting first baseman on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. “Unfortunately, it’s very frustrating. Hopefully it’s only 15 days and I am back soon,’’ said Teixeira, who left Friday night’s..." April 06

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Teixeira said he is "not super optimistic" about his hamstring, but hopes it feels better tomorrow. MRI on Monday in NYC.

  • Teixeira: Lack of trust in wrist still hampering swing

    New York Post "Tex isn’t Tex yet. Mark Teixeira still has a ways to go before he regains his batting strength, after last year’s right wrist injury and subsequent surgery. With Opening Day four days away for the Yankees, Teixeira’s hitting mechanics are not there yet. He’s hitting .091 this spring. “I’m..." March 28

  • Tex-citing times: Mark’s eager to rebound from wrist injury

    New York Post "The unknown is out there, and Mark Teixeira is set to make the most of it. That, in a way, always has been the secret to his success. “This is a game you have to try to make fun,’’ Teixeira told The Post Thursday. “You can make it not fun and you can make it really difficult. Last year it..." March 14

  • Teixeira ‘couldn’t be happier’ with wrist rehab progress

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s surgically repaired right wrist feels so good the switch-hitter no longer believes swinging and missing and checking a swing are tests to determine what condition the hinge is in. “No, [but] I feel pretty confident if I do I will be all right,’’ Teixeira said when asked if he..." March 12

  • Teixeira slowly gets back into swing of things at Yankees camp

    New York Daily News "On the one-year anniversary of the wrist injury that cost Mark Teixeira most of last season, the first baseman was excited about his first game since June. After getting only a handful swings against live pitching this spring, who could blame him? Teixeira was all smiles Wednesday morning as..." March 06

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Joe Girardi said Mark Teixeira will play sometime at the end of next week. #Yankees

  • Teixeira still at least a couple weeks from return

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira says his surgically repaired right wrist is holding up well, but don’t look for the first baseman to play in an exhibition game until March 3 at the earliest. Teixeira, who didn’t swing at any of Jim Miller’s batting practice pitches by design Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner..." February 21

  • Yankees Teixeira expecting wrist tightness throughout season

    SB Nation "Teixeira is hoping the injury is healed enough that he will be able to be a productive member of the Yankees' lineup in 2014 as the team seeks a playoff berth. New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira expects that he will continue to feel tightness in his wrist through at least June if not..." January 29

  • Mark Teixeira's wrist is "close to 100 percent" following surgery

    Pinstripe Alley "Rehabbing first baseman Mark Teixeira recently spoke with's Bryan Hoch about Christmas or some filler piece like that, but he also provided an update about his right wrist. Tex's 2013 season was ruined from almost the get-go by a "pop" in his wrist during Spring Training that ultimately..." December 24

  • Teixeira hoping to take batting practice in early January

    The LoHud Yankees Blog "If you missed last night’s Mark Teixeira interview on YES Network, you can watch a portion of it in the video above, and you can watch a little more by following this link. If you’re not really feeling up to following links or clicking a play button this morning, let’s just start the day with this..." November 26

  • Teixeira will have wrist surgery, out for year

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s 2013 season is over almost before it began, with the first baseman set to go under the knife early next week to repair a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist. “The final point was Sunday when after a week, the cortisone shot didn’t work,” Teixeira said before the Yankees’ 8-5..." June 27

  • Surgery recommended for Mark Teixeira; season likely over

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Yankees announced that first baseman Mark Teixeira has been advised to have surgery on his ailing right wrist. From the team's release: After a recent MRI with dye contrast was performed on Mark Teixeira's right wrist, New York Yankees Team Physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad,..." June 26

  • Teixeira surgery possible with wrist still sore

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira still has soreness in his right wrist following a June 16 cortisone shot and a week of rest, an ominous sign for the ailing Yankees first baseman. “Certainly, our hope had been that by this point, he would be OK,” general manager Brian Cashman said yesterday. “Obviously, that’s..." June 25

  • Mark Teixeira's wrist still bothersome

    ESPN "Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is still feeling pain in his damaged right wrist more than a week after receiving a cortisone shot intended to soothe the discomfort from a partially torn tendon sheath, again raising the possibility that Teixeira will need to undergo season-ending..." June 24

  • Tex likely DL-bound, surgery possible; Youk meets back doc

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira seems bound for the disabled list again, and surgery on his right wrist is possible. Don’t expect Kevin Youkilis back anytime soon. And Brian Cashman would have preferred to hear from hitting coach Kevin Long that Teixeira wasn’t right from the time he came off the DL instead of..." June 18

  • Yankees' Youkilis out 10-12 weeks; Teixeira goes on DL, too

    New York Post "The Yankees have lost their third baseman for at least 10-12 weeks and their first baseman for at least two. Kevin Youkilis has a herniated disc in his back and will undergo surgery on Thursday, sidelining him for 10-12 weeks at the minimum, Yankees GM Brian Cashman announced Tuesday afternoon...." June 18

  • Inflammation in wrist won’t end Teixeira’s season ... yet

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s season isn’t finished ... yet. According to an MRI exam taken yesterday when the switch-hitting first baseman was examined by Dr. Chris Ahmad in New York, Teixeira didn’t tear the sheath that covers a tendon in the right wrist like he did in early March. Instead, inflammation..." June 17

  • Yankees' Teixeira leaves game in fourth inning

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira left today’s game in the fourth inning and was replaced by David Adams at first base. Teixeira, who missed the first two months of the season with a right wrist injury, started the game against the Angels hitting .157 (8-for-51) and in a 4-for-33 (.121) slide. “He doesn’t feel..." June 16

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    The MRI on Mark Teixeira showed inflammation, Girardi said. He received a cortisone shot. He'll be re-evaluated in a few days.

  • Teixeira goes deep again to power Yanks past Indians 4-3

    New York Post "With controversy swirling around Alex Rodriguez in Tampa yet again, Mark Teixeira and David Phelps guided the Yankees to their second straight win in The Bronx with a 4-3 victory over the Indians. Though Rodriguez could find himself in MLB’s crosshairs, according to ESPN, because of his alleged..." June 05

  • Bats awaken behind Tex slam as Bombers blow past Indians

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira gave the Yankees a week’s worth of offense with one swing of the bat last night — a third-inning grand slam. But it wasn’t until Brett Gardner’s two-run single in the sixth that the Yankees finally took the lead for good in a 7-4 win over the Indians, just their second victory in..." June 04

  • Healthy vets add patience to lineup

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis made their long-awaited returns to the Yankees lineup and just like that, a season-long five-game losing streak was over. So, was the presence of the two veteran sluggers what got the offense out of its recent funk? “Maybe so,” Brett Gardner said,..." June 01

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    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    .@Yankees activate 1B Mark Teixeira, 3B Kevin Youkilis from DL, both in lineup Friday vs. @RedSox.

  • Teixeira, Youkilis to return to Yankees Friday vs. Red Sox

    New York Post "The least-feared Yankees lineup in two decades is approaching its end. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed that Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both scheduled to return to the Bronx and start tomorrow night against the Red Sox, after each played in their first rehab game..." May 30

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Teixeira and Youkilis both done for the day in Trenton. Each went 0-for-2 with a walk. #yankees