Mark Teixeira 25 | First Base

New York Yankees

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Apr 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Teixeira (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports. He's back in Sunday's lineup, batting fifth and playing first base. Impact: After a hamstring injury has forced him to miss the last 15 games, Teixeira will provide some needed power to the New York lineup. His return probably bumps Kelly Johnson back to bench duty.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Teixeira (hamstring) played in an extended spring training game Friday, and emerged free of setbacks, the New York Post reports. "I couldn't be happier with how it's progressing," Teixeria stated afterwards. Impact: Teixeira played in the field for the outing, and went 1-for-5 at the plate with a single and a strikeout. He was able to make solid contact Friday, grounding out, lining out and flying out in the remainder of his at-bats. He's now played in extended spring games on back-to-back days, and it appears his hamstring has been responding well to the extra work. If all goes as planned, Tex should make his return to the Yankees' lineup Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Teixeira (hamstring) played three innings of an extended spring training game Thursday, George A. King of the New York Post reports. After experiencing no trouble, Teixeira stated, "I'll be ready to play Sunday and disappointed if I don't." Impact: Teixeira first showcased his progress when taking batting practice Sunday, and all signs are pointing to the slugger being ahead of schedule in his rehab from a strained hamstring. The Yankees' brass has yet to comment to confirm his statement, but it's now looking as though this Sunday is the more likely return date, rather than the initial prediction of May 1.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Teixeira (hamstring) took batting practice Sunday before the Yankees' win over the Red Sox. "He is hitting on the field today, which is, to me, a really good sign," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He did some light jogging on the field yesterday, which is good. I don't imagine it will be a whole lot longer, as long as he continues to progress running." Impact: Teixeira could return as early as April 20, and he's getting closer to that date than his originally-projected May 1 return date.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Teixeira (hamstring) said he expects to return from the DL next Sunday, Andrew Marchand of reports. Impact: Take Teixeira's optimism with the usual grain of salt, as he's still in the initial stages of his recovery from a Grade 1 hamstring strain, and it's likely too early to tell whether he'll be ready by Apr. 20. Manager Joe Girardi just said Friday that Teixeira could return by May 1, but the 34-year-old seems to think he'll spend the minimum 15 days on the DL.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Manager Joe Girardi believes Teixeira (hamstring) could return by May 1, according to Newday's Erik Boland. Impact: Teixeira still hasn't begun any baseball activities, but it's been less than a week since he suffered the injury.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Teixeira (hamstring) has been limited to stretching and riding an exercise bike during the first week of his recovery, ESPN New York reports. Impact: While obviously not what fantasy owners want to hear, the lack of baseball activity doesn't necessarily indicate that Teixeira is behind in his recovery. He suffered the hamstring injury just one week ago, and it was deemed a Grade 1 strain, which is the least severe classification. It's still unclear whether he will be ready after the minimum 15 days, but it seems likely that he'll need at least a couple days beyond that.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Teixeira's MRI on Monday revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain,'s Bryan Hoch reports. Impact: The hamstring injury doesn't appear to be anything that will keep Teixeira for much longer than the 15-day minimum, but it's not something that fantasy owners probably wanted to see after he missed most of last season with a wrist injury. Teixeira went 3-for-12 with two RBI in four games before exiting with the injury Friday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Teixeira returned Sunday, the first day he was eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list. Impact: Teixeira singled in five at-bats Friday during his second extended spring training game since injuring his right leg. Teixeira hurt an adductor muscle that runs alongside the hamstring trying to make a play on a foul grounder during an April 4 game against Toronto. He is to play seven innings in extended spring Saturday.(STATS, 11:55am)
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Teixeira went 2 for 3 in his fantasy opener Tuesday. Impact: Teixeira endured a miserable 2013 full of injuries so he figures to play more than 15 games this year.(STATS, 3:58pm)
Mark Teixeira
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 220  Age: 34
Bats: S  Throws: R
Born: 4/11/1980, Annapolis, Maryland
College: Georgia Tech
Debut: 2003
Salary: $23,125,500
Injury Status
No Current Injury