Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 5 days ago

Teixeira is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dustin Ackley will take over at first base in place of Teixeira for the first game of the Yankees' four-game set in Oakland. Teixeira has been mired in a bit of a slump over the past two weeks, slashing .167/.184/.229 in that 48 at-bat sample. He figures to rejoin the lineup Friday when the Yankees take on Sonny Gray.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 weeks ago

Teixeira (neck) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Teixeira sat out the previous two games with a sore neck, but he will be back in there at first base Thursday. Teixeira tallied just four hits over the last 11 games he started, but he will still hit third Thursday against Royals starer Ian Kennedy.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 weeks ago

Teixeira (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Teixeira will sit out for the second day in a row as he recovers from neck spasms. Dustin Ackley will get the start at first base Wednesday in Teixeira's place.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 weeks ago

Teixeira is out of Tuesday's lineup with neck spasms, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The slumping Teixeira indicated it's been bothering him for a while, so he may actually benefit from the time off provided it's nothing too serious. Manager Joe Girardi said the first baseman will need to miss "a day or two," so his status for Wednesday remains unclear. Dustin Ackley will draw the start at first base Tuesday.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 weeks ago

Teixeira is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Teixeira has gone 0-for-7 with four strikeouts over the past two games to drop his average down to .202 and has yet to receive a day off this season, so he'll head to the bench Tuesday for a regular day of rest. Dustin Ackley will fill in at first base in his stead against Kris Medlen.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 3 weeks ago

Teixeira reached base four times, going 1-for-2 while drawing a trio of walks in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees' bats have been in a collective slump over the first month of the season, and Teixeira has been unable to avoid that distinction as he's batting just .224. Maybe even more concerning though, the power-hitting first baseman has just three home runs and hasn't gone deep since April 13. Despite the low average and power, Teixeira does have a .365 OBP, his highest mark since his first season in the Bronx in 2009.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 1 month ago

Teixeira his a solo blast in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was the only hit of the game for Tex, but he leads the Yankees with three home runs. The big first baseman is off to a pretty typical start thus far, posting an average of just .240, but showing signs of good power. His 31 homers last season were his most since hitting 39 in 2011, giving hope that his best power days are not yet past him. However, he does already have seven strikeouts in just 25 at-bats.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 months ago

Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That's his second homer in as many days, so it looks like Teixeira is again determined to rack up power stats for as long as he can stay on the field. It's hard to see the nearly 36-year-old first baseman maintaining an average much higher than .250, but Teixeira's fantasy owners won't complain as long as he keeps hitting balls out of the yard.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 months ago

Teixeira went 2-for-4 with his first homer and four RBI in Wednesday's 16-6 thrashing of the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Like many of the Yankees' veterans, he came out of this game early once it was well in hand. After bouncing back with 31 homers in only 111 games last year, Teixeira's reestablished himself as an excellent source of power; at this point, his potential for injury is the only thing standing in his way. Of course, staying healthy has been the greatest challenge for Teixeira, as he hasn't played in more than 123 games since 2011.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 2 months ago

Teixeira is 3-for-17 through seven spring training games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Teixeira's 2015 season was cut short after suffering a fracture in his leg in August, but the ailment appears to be fully behind him as he enters the 2016 season at full health. The first baseman was enjoying one of his best seasons of recent vintage before going down, clubbing 31 homers with a .255 average that was his highest mark in five years. He'll once again man first base for the Yankees, but health has been an issue for the soon-to-be 36-year-old, as he hasn't appeared in 125 games since 2011.