Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 3 days ago

Teixeira went 3-for-4 Saturday with a solo home run, his eighth blast of the season and fifth in the last six games.

The first baseman has even raised his batting average to a respectable .254, and 12 of his 15 hits on the season have gone for extra bases. As long as Teixeira keeps hitting the ball over the heads of shifted infielders he'll have plenty of fantasy value, but be aware that his current 0.61 GB/FB ratio would be a career best and is probably headed for some regression.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 4 days ago

Teixeira had a big night at the dish on Friday night going 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs in the Yankees win over the Mets.

He's hitting an uninspiring .218 but with seven long ones and 17 RBI he is making his hits count. His average is likely to be a weakness, but if he can keep the power production up he should add a lot of punch to the middle of the Yankees lineup.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 5 days ago

Teixeira is out of the lineup Thursday, the YES Network's Meredith Marakovits reports.

While Teixeira is sitting just slightly above the Mendoza Line (.204), he has five home runs and four doubles in 49 at-bats, and seemingly has as much power as ever. The batting average is likely to leave a lot to be desired, but players who can potentially hit 30 homers in a season are difficult to find in the current run-scoring environment. Garrett Jones gets the start at first base Thursday.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 5 days ago

Teixeira hit a three-run homer and drew a walk in five plate appearances Wednesday against the Tigers.

The garbage-time home run salvaged his fantasy owners' day, and it served as his fifth long ball of the year. There's plenty of value in five homers and 13 RBI, but Texy's .204 average is a major drag, and there's no sign that he'll make anything more than marginal improvements on that figure.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 7 days ago

Teixeira launched his fourth home run of the season in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.

Teixeira, who has been known to be a slow starter, has struggled out of the gate as he's hitting just .190 (8-for-42) through 12 appearances. His average has been steadily on the decline as the 35-year-old hasn't hit above .256 since 2009, so he'll need to stay healthy and keep utilizing the long ball to provide production for fantasy owners.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 weeks ago

Teixeira is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox,

This is Teixeira's first missed game of the year and it is completely understandable given Friday's 19-inning marathon. Update your daily lineups accordingly, but this is just rest, not injury or multi-game problem.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 4 weeks ago

Teixeira (knee) is expected to play Wednesday, ESPN's Wallace Matthews reports.

Teixeira felt a bit better Tuesday morning, after being hit by a pitch during Sunday's game. He's merely dealing with a contusion, and while the pain may hold him out for a few days, he's seemingly still on track to be ready for Opening Day.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 1 month ago

Teixeira was removed from Sunday's spring training game following suffering a knee contusion after being hit by pitch, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Teixeira was immediately taken out of the game and appeared to be limping but was seen later walking normally and reported feeling fine. It appears as though he avoided any serious setback, but consider him day-to-day for the time being as the club may elect to hold him out for precautionary reasons.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 1 month ago

Teixeira went 0-for-3, but drove in his first run of the spring in Saturday's Grapefruit League win against the Tigers.

It hasn't been a great spring for Teixeira as he's just 3-for-18 with no extra base hits in seven Grapefruit League appearances. He's still the go-to guy at first base for the Yankees, though given the team's willingness to try Alex Rodriguez out at first, the offseason acquisition of Garrett Jones, and his own personal injury history -- he's played in fewer than 125 games each of the last three seasons -- he could see more days off or at DH than in the past few years.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 7 months ago

Teixeira is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Teixeira did not start the last two games and appeared to be shut down for the season, but he will get the start at first base in the Yankees' season finale. Teixeira will bat cleanup against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.