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Mark Teixeira
.195 3 12
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-3 / 225 NFBC ADP: 180.64
Position: 1BBorn: 4/11/1980 Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland
Bats/Throws: S/R Draft: 1st Round by Rangers (2001)

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May 25 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET19:01 ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST6:31 PM VEN3:01 UAE (+1)6:01 PM CT-Teixeira is out of the New York Yankees' lineup against Toronto because his neck is bothering him again.
Analysis: New York manager Joe Girardi says he's concerned about the 36-year-old, who missed two games May 10-11 because of a neck issue. Girardi says the three-time All-Star told the team his neck "kind of locked up," and he was scheduled to see a doctor Wednesday evening. In the final season of a $180 million, eight-year contract, Teixeira is batting .195 with three homers, four doubles and 12 RBIs.
May 10 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET19:42 ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST7:12 PM VEN3:42 UAE (+1)6:42 PM CT-Teixeira is the latest New York Yankees player to get hurt, joining Alex Rodriguez, Jacoby Ellsbury and CC Sabathia. After starting New York's first 30 games this season, Teixeira was out of the starting lineup against Kansas City on Tuesday night because of neck spasms.
Analysis: Teixeira is hitting .202 with three homers and 11 RBIs, and Girardi thought it is possible the neck problem was hurting his production. Ellsbury has been sidelined since straining his right hip on Friday.
May 1 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET13:43 ET17:43 GMT1:43 10:43 AM MST12:43 PM EST1:13 PM VEN21:43 UAE12:43 PM CT-Teixeira was 0 for 3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Teixeira is hitless in nine at-bats and has a .707 OPS.
Apr. 27 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Teixeira was the Yankees' lone bright spot in Tuesday's 10-1 loss at Texas, finishing 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Analysis: After batting .170 through his first 14 games, Teixeira is 9 for 20 over a five-game hitting streak.
Apr. 8 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET1:01 ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST12:31 AM VEN9:01 UAE12:01 AM CT-Teixeira was 2 for 4 with his second dinger, a three-run blast.
Analysis: More importantly, Teixeira understands how important it is to play for the Yankees. "This is the whole package. The Yankees are the whole package," Teixeira said. "I mean once you play for the Yankees, you've kind of reached the pinnacle of Major League Baseball."
Mar. 2 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Teixeira went 0 for 1 and walked in his first game Wednesday since missing the final month last season with a right shin injury.
Analysis: Teixeira, who turns 36 in April and is in the final season of a $180 million, eight-year contract, hit a second-inning grounder and walked in the fourth. He played four innings at first base.

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