Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira (1B)

New York Yankees - 17% owned
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Bats: B   Throws: R

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with one RBI in a 5-0 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .197 with 10 homers and 29 RBI. Teixeira has had an incredibly disappointing season, and his performance in recent games hasn't been an exception. Over his last seven games, Teixeira has gone 2-for-13, bringing his batting average down to just .197 for the season.

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Mark Teixeira to retire

Fri, Aug 5th 9:50am EDT
By Israel Katz

Mark Teixeira expected to announce his retirement later today, at 36, effective at the end of the season. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira played some of his best years in Texas but also had a great run with New York. Teixeira has loads of awards including three all-star games, five gold gloves, and three silver slugger awards. Tex ends his career with 404 home runs. 1,281 RBI, .261 batting average, and a .361 OBP. Mark will be a borderline hall of Famer. Congrats on a great career!

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Teixeira is out of the starting lineup for the Yankees series finale against the Mets on Thursday. Rob Refsynder will draw the start at first base batting eighth. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira is batting just .182 against righties this season and will get the day off against righty Bartolo Colon. The Yankees will face another righty, Josh Tomlin, on Friday when they open a weekend series at home against the Indians.


Mark Teixeira hit a three-run blast for his 10th homer of the season on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: He finished the night 1-for-1 with two walks and a hit-by-pitch. He scored three times. His .198/.287/.340 line over 76 games is not pretty, but should improve somewhat over the remainder of the season.

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Mark Teixeira (foot) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira destroyed Giants starter Jeff Samardzija for a solo home run in the second inning. After a great 2015, the 2016 campaign has just been awful for Teixeira. Injuries have limited the veteran slugger to just 67 games played. Even when he has played , he doesn't look like the guy from a year ago. With two months left in the season, don't hold your breath.

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Mark Teixeira may be released

Fri, Jul 22nd 10:14am EDT
By Israel Katz

Jon Heyman wrote Thursday that “some New York Yankees people” have discussed simply releasing Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez rather than trying to find trading partners for them, kick-starting the franchise’s rebuilding by allowing some of the franchise’s prospects to get some playing time (Source: Washingtonpost.com)

Fantasy Impact: These moves should not have much effect on anyone's fantasy season because if A-Rod or Teixeira are on your team, your probably not close to making the playoffs. Either way, keep both on the waiver wire as they have close to no value.

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Mark Teixeira hit two home runs in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira's season-long totals are still very ugly, but on the positive side he does now have four HRs in his last seven games. He's worth monitoring considering his power potential.

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Mark Teixeira with a knee injury is on track to be activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that the Yankees' tentative plan for Teixeira is to have him head out on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre from Tuesday through Thursday. He'll then rest Friday, and if he experiences no lingering discomfort with his knee, Teixeira will come off the DL on Saturday. The Yankees have been using a platoon of Ike Davis and Rob Refsnyder at first base of late, but Teixeira should take back full-time duties at the position once he returns.

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Mark Teixeira hopes to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday. He's been sidelined due to a knee injury since early June. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira struggled mightily prior to his injury, posting a lowly OPS of .535 over 167 at-bats. He'll need to show his ability to contribute on some level before gaining any interest from fantasy owners.

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On Saturday, Mark Teixeira was placed on the 15-day DL with an articular cartilage tear in his right knee. (Source: Yankees PR Dept. on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira seemed to injure the knee during his first at-bat of the Friday's game against the Orioles. The Yankees will try to find a long-term solution for first base, but Rob Refsnyder will likely be the option at first base for the time being. First baseman Chris Parmelee was recalled by the Yankees from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but Austin Romine or Brian McCann could also handle first base duties when they aren't catching. However, the Yankees could attempt to Refsnyder a shot to win the job, too.

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Mark Teixeira received a cortisone shot to relieve neck spasms that have been nagging him since early May, when many dives in the dirt vs. Baltimore caused the discomfort. He is expected to miss a few days, but a stint on the DL is not being considered at the point.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has been awful this year, so the Yankees would be smart to let him recover fully before throwing him back out there. While he did get off to a fast start last year before his injury, he has historically heated up with the weather. He has 40 homer power when healthy, so don't make him a distant memory.

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Mark Teixeira continues to experience discomfort in his neck, and he will receive a cortisone injection. The Yankees continue to say that a stint on the disabled list hasn't been discussed for the veteran. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has dealt with injuries through the early part of the season, and his production has been lacking as a result. He's limped to a .576 OPS. Owners hoping for power production from the former slugger have been disappointed with only three HRs. Assuming the way things have gone, he could hit the disabled list sooner than later if he continues to experience discomfort.

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Teixeira is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics. Dustin Ackley is playing first base batting seventh. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just a day off for Teixeira after going 0-for-9 with six strikeouts over the last two games. Teixeira should return to the lineup for game two of the four-game series against the Athletics on Friday.


Mark Teixeira went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Teixiera has now struck out 12 times in his last seven games.

Fantasy Impact: If you're wondering how Teixeira's average is so low (.211), striking out at such a high clip is a good clue. Teixeira has been pretty awful all around this season, and hasn't shown any signs of turning his season around. It's worth noting that Teixeira is almost always a slow starter and generally heats up as the weather gets warmer. But, there's no reason to have Teixeira in your starting lineup or, really, on your roster at all, until he shows signs of life.

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Teixeira returns to the starting lineup after missing the previous two games with neck spasms. He will play first base and bat third against the Royals' Ian Kennedy. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira is hitting .202 including just .176 against righties so far this season. Fantasy owners might want to wait for a game or two before putting Teixeira back into their lineups if they have better options.

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Mark Teixeira was once again out of the Yankees' lineup on Wednesday due to his lingering neck spasms. He's considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees don't have an off-day on Thursday, so it's unclear if Teixeira will suit up in the finale against the Royals. It's common for teams to rest veteran players, and there's been no indication that this injury will require a stint on the disabled list. Teixeira is off to a very disappointing starting this season with only four extra-base hits and an OPS of .623.

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Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday against the Royals. Dustin Ackley will take over at first base.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has really been slumping lately, so this is likely just a day off to clear his head. He should be back in the lineup tomorrow.


Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a run scored against the Red Sox on Saturday. Teixeira is batting only .216 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira is almost always a slow starter and is walking about as often as he strikes out, so it's a good bet that he will improve as the season goes on. He's probably not worth starting in mixed leagues right now, but should be relevant once the weather warms up and he gets more consistent.

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Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday night against the Red Sox. He is batting .225 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Its a typical slow start for Teixeira, although his strikeout-to-walk ratio suggests better days are ahead. The entire Yankees offense has been struggling, but both the Yankees and Teixeira should heat up as the weather gets warmer.

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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with one RBI in a 10-1 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .254 with three homers and 10 RBI. The big first baseman is off to a pretty typical start thus far, posting an average of just .254, 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.

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Mark Teixieira finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Athletics on Wednesday, his fourth hitless game in the last five games. Teixieira has seen his batting average drop under .200 with this cold spell, as he is now hitting .182 in 44 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: While Teixieira's batting average leaves much to be asked for, he has walked 12 times, leading to a respectable .357 OBP. The bigger issue for fantasy owners is that Teixieira only has three extra-base hits this season, all home runs, even if he has scored seven runs and has eight RBI. If Teixiera is not able to drive the ball, his value is minimal to fantasy owners, who bought into Teixiera's 31 home runs in 111 games in 2015. Even though Teixiera has had his struggles in April throughout his career, Teixiera had a .907 OPS in April from 2013-2015, so expect him to warm up with the weather. If Teixiera stays cold and cannot hit close to 30 home runs while driving in close to 90 runs, then he has no value for fantasy owners.

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First baseman Mark Teixeira hit a solo home run in the Yankees' 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Teixeira has three home runs on the year, which leads all Yankees but also sports a .240 batting average.

Fantasy Impact: Good to see that Teixeira has picked up where he left off last year, showcasing the power early. Fantasy owners will take the fact that he is hitting .240 as long as he keeps hitting the long ball. For his power alone, he is a quality play in all formats.

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Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with one walk in a 4-0 loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: So far on the season, he is hitting .357 with two homers and seven RBI. 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.

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a walk in the Yankees' 5-3 Opening Day loss to the Astros. Teixeira was part of the top four of the Yankee lineup that went hitless and continued on his poor performance from Spring Training (7-for-50).

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira had 31 home runs in 111 games last season, his ninth 30 home run season, but had his season end on September 7th with a shin injury. The injury, which occured on August 17th, ended a season where Teixeira had a .906 OPS and had him on target for 40 home runs and 100 RBI. Those benchmarks may not be attainable for the 2016 season, but a healthy Teixeira should be a top-15 1B and a strong run production option.

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Mark Teixeira went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: 2015 saw Teixeira bounce back to the best levels since 2011, as he hit 31 homers and had a decent .255 average in only 392 AB. Health is a major concern at this point with the 1B, but if he can stay on the field his skills still seem to be there. Projecting more than 450 AB seems foolish at this point, but even that amount would make him well worth his current ADP (164th overall). Proceed with caution.

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Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira has left the team to undergo further testing on his right leg. Teixeira has been out since last Wednesday with the injury. (Source: Dan Barbarisi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is poor timing for the Yankees and fantasy owners considering Teixeira's resurgence. Since we're now in Sept. and rosters have expanded, the Yankees not making a move to the DL no longer shows that they expect him to return soon.

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New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira remained out of action Sunday due to his leg injury.

Fantasy Impact: Monday will be a full week of missed time for the first baseman. He was struggling this month prior to the injury, and potentially due to the injury, but he had been a pleasant surprise this season. He took batting practice yesterday, and the team is still hopeful he can avoid a trip to the DL.

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Mark Teixeira goes deep

Sun, Aug 16th 10:14am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI in a 4-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .261 with 31 homers and 79 RBI. He's already posted his highest HR total since 2011, and his .261 batting average is his best effort in that category since 2009. Teixeira should remain one of the AL's top power bats heading down the stretch.

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Mark Teixeira goes deep

Sat, Aug 8th 9:21am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 2-1 loss in extra innings to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .268 with 30 homers and 77 RBI. Teixeira is having huge bounce-back year in 2015 and is a big reason why the Yankees are currently atop the AL-East division. Teixeira has regained his power stroke and should continue to produce in the middle of the stacked Yankees lineup.

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Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 6 RBI in a 13-6 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .269 with 28 homers and 73 RBI. He finishes the month of July hitting .333 with 9 homers and 19 RBI. He is having a breakout year and is projected to finish the season with 44 homers and 116 RBI.

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Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a walk in the 7-6 victory. He hit two solo HR and scored a third run on McCann's HR. Teixeira ended the night with 26 HR and 67 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a big time first basemen in fantasy and should be owned in most leagues.

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Mark Teixeira goes deep

Mon, Jul 20th 9:53am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a go ahead solo homer in 8th with 1 RBI in a 2-1 win over the Mariners

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira continues to have a resurgence in the power department, but the three hits also raised his batting average up to .249 his highest since the end of June. He's come out of the All-Star break hot, collecting five hits and reaching base seven times in the first three games back.

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Mark Teixeira gets 2 hits

Sun, Jul 19th 10:33am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .242 with 22 homers and 62 RBI. So far in the month of July, he is hitting .222 and is hitting .300 during the last seven days. Teixeira now has the same number of home runs that he had all of last year, with 17 coming against right-handed pitching. While his .242 batting average isn't stellar, his other counting stats have more than made up for it.

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I was at this game live when Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with two solo homers with 2 RBI in a 5-4 win over the Athletics last night

Fantasy Impact: He's hitting a modest .244, but he has now smashed 22 home runs and driven in 61 so the Yankees and his fantasy owners should be more than pleased with his first half performance.

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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-5 with a three run homer with 4 RBI in a 7-5 win in extra innings over the Rays last night

Fantasy Impact: He's hitting a modest .245, but he has now smashed 20 home runs and driven in 58 so the Yankees and his fantasy owners should be more than pleased with his first half performance.

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Mark Teixeira goes deep

Wed, Jul 1st 9:16am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-2 with a solo homer in a 2-1 loss to the Angels last night

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .246 with 19 homers and 54 RBI. He finished the month of June hitting .259 with 5 homers and 19 RBI.

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Mark Teixeira went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI in a 10-2 victory over the Phillies yesterday after missing two games with a neck injury.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .259 with 18 homers and 51 RBI. During the month of June he is hitting .308 with 4 homers and 16 RBI. He missed a pair of games due to some neck soreness, but seems to be feeling better and should return to being a fixture in the Yankees' lineup moving forward.

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For the second straight game,Teixeira will be sidelined.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett Jones will get the start at first base tonight against the Phillies and Sean O'Sullivan (1-5, 4.79 ERA)

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Teixeira will get a day off from action tonight against the Marlins

Fantasy Impact: Having played in 14 consecutive days, Teixeira finally sees time to rest those aging legs of his. Expect him to be back in the line-up Thursday to finish off the series against the Marlins.


Mark Teixeira with a HR on Monday

Tue, Jun 16th 12:46am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a HR. The HR was the only run the Yankees scored and one of only three hits allowed by the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned in most leagues. 18 HR and 48 RBI plays in most formats.

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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a walk on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: He has cooled down the last three games in the counting stats since his stretch last week and earlier this week where he drove in 10 RBI in five games. However, he continues to find ways to get on-base and he should be owned in most leagues at the moment.

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Teixeria went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the Yankees 8-2 win over the Angels on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira on the season is hitting .242 with 17 homers and 45 RBI in 53 games. Last season in only 123 games he hit .216 with 22 homers and 62 RBI. He is on pace this season to hit 49 homers and 130 RBI.

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Mark Teixeira was only 1-for-3 on Monday night against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners, but his one hit was a big one. His 15th home run of the season was a grand slam off of the Mariners' ace and helped the Yankees to a 7-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: His 15 home runs are good for second in the American League and his 39 RBI are third in baseball and first in the American League. Teixeira has a .273 batting average and eight RBI over the past seven days after posting a .889 OPS in May. Teixeira has never faced Seattle's starter on Tuesday, Mike Montgomery, but has a .926 OPS against left handed pitchers this season.

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Teixeira was 1-for-4 with a run scored and stolen base against Oakland on Saturday night. Teixeira has scored six runs in his past 10 games and the stolen base was the first of the season for the Yankees first baseman.

Fantasy Impact: The past week has not been kind to Teixeira, as he has a .190 batting average, and he has seen his batting average drop from .258 to .239 over the past 10 games. Teixeira does have three home runs in his past 10 games and has six walks; his ability to get on base via the walk and hit for power is what has made Teixeira a top-10 first baseman this season. Teixeira is 2-for-9 with a double and an RBI against Sunday's starter for Oakland, Jesse Chavez.

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Mark Teixeira sat for only the third time in May on Friday against Oakland. Teixeira has only two extra base hits over his past 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has gotten on base in 13 of his past 15 starts, but only has a .158 batting average over the past seven days. Teixeira does have 10 extra base hits in May and also has 16 walks, leading to a .394 OBP for the month. Teixeira has not faced Saturday's starter for Oakland, Jesse Hahn, but has a .925 OPS against right-handed pitchers.

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 against the Athletics on Thursday night and has a .239 batting average over his past 15 games. Teixeira has six hits in his past 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Although Teixeira has a poor batting average for the season, .239, his .360 OBP is good enough to boost his seasonal OPS to .928. Teixeira is second in the American League with 14 home runs and has three home runs in his past ten games. Teixeira has not faced Friday's starter for Oakland, Jesse Hahn, but has a .925 OPS against right handed pitchers this season.

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Mark Teixeira finished 1-for-4 against the Royals on Wednesday afternoon and has a .941 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has gotten on base in 11 of his past 13 games this season and has four extra base hits, three home runs, over his past 10 games. Teixeira struck out twice for only the third time this season and has a .362 OBP this season. Teixeira has not faced Thursday's starter for Oakland, Kendall Graveman, but has a .960 OPS against right handed pitchers this season.

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Mark Teixeira was much of the Yankees offense in a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night, hitting a two-run home run and two-run double, finishing 2-for-4. He scored two runs and his four RBI give him 35 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has been the best offense player for the Yankees this season and has a .588 slugging percentage this season. On top of his power, Teixeira also has 28 walks this season and has gotten on base in 10 of his past 12 games. Teixeira is 4-for-16 with two home runs and four RBI against Wednesday's starter for the Royals, Chris Young,

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Royals on Monday afternoon. Teixeira has gotten on base in nine of his last 11 games.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira's batting average dropped to .236, but he now has 15 walks and eight strikeouts this season. The run was the 22nd of the season for Teixeira, who also has 31 RBI in 144 at-bats. The Royals have not named a starter in place of Danny Duffy for Tuesday's game, but Teixeira has an .887 OPS against left-handed pitchers and a .954 OPS against right-handed pitchers

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Mark Teixeira finished 0-for-3 with a walk against the Rangers on Sunday night. Teixeira has gotten on base in eight of the past ten games.

Fantasy Impact: Although Teixeira was hitless against the Rangers on Sunday night, Teixeira has a .421 OBP in May and has eight extra base hits this month. Teixeira has five multi-hit games this month and has 14 walks against seven strikeouts. Teixeira is 3-for-23 with a double, home run, and two RBI against Monday's starter for the Royals, Jeremy Guthrie. He has a .954 OPS against right handed pitchers this season.

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Mark Teixeira was removed in the sixth inning, but finished 0-for-2 against Texas. Teixeira has a .954 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has been the best hitter for the Yankees this season and an off-day will not change that. Teixeira has four extra base hits over the past 10 games and has re-emerged as a top-ten 1B in fantasy. Teixeira is 0-for-6 with two strikeouts against Sunday's starter for the Rangers, Yovani Gallardo.

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Although the the Yankees lost 10-9 on Friday night, but Teixeira homered to bring the Yankees within one run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Teixeira finished 1-for-5 with his 13th home run.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has three home runs in his past 15 games and has a 1.041 OPS over that period. Teixeira has 26 walks and 21 strikeouts this season, adding to his 13 home runs and 31 RBI. Teixeira is 0-for-1 with two walks against Saturday's starter for the Rangers, Nick Martinez.

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a walk against the Nationals on Wednesday night. Teixeira has gotten on base in eight of his past 10 games (9 starts).

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has shown great plate discipline and has seven walks in his past 10 games. His outstanding plate discipline has yielded much better power numbers this season, as Teixeira has 12 home runs and 30 RBI in the young season. Teixeira is 0-for-2 with a strikeout against Friday's starter for the Rangers, Colby Lewis.

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Teixeira, the owner of the eighth best OPS in the American League (.952), was 0-for-2 against the Royals on Sunday. He also left with a toe injury, but X-rays were negative and he should play Tuesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Even with the 0-for-2, Teixeira still has had 13 hits in his past 10 games and has four extra base hits over that time span. Teixeira's 11 home runs and 28 RBI put him well on his way to 30 home runs and 100 RBI, benchmarks that he has not reached since 2011. Teixeira is 5-for-16 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI against Tuesday's starter for the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez.

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Teixeira was 1-for-3 with a single, run scored, and two walks against the Royals on Saturday. Teixeira has a .952 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has 23 walks and 21 walks this season, exhibiting his outstanding plate discipline without a high batting average, .252. Teixeira has gotten on base at least twice in seven of his last ten games, posting a .476 OBP. Teixeira is 1-for-7 with a home runs and three RBI against Sunday's starter for the Royals, Edison Volquez.

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a walk against the Rays on Thursday. Teixeira still has a .942 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira had two hits and RBI on Wednesday night and finished the Yankees four game series with the Rays 6-for-13. Teixeira has 21 walks and 20 strikeouts this season, displaying good plate discipline even with a .239 batting average. Teixeira is 2-for-13 with two home runs and four RBI against Friday's starter for the Royals, Chris Young.

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Mark Teixeira finished 2-for-4 with an RBI against the Rays; the RBI was his 28th of the season, good for 2nd in the American League. Teixeira has a .246 batting average, but his OPS is a stellar .960.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has regained his top-10 1B form and had six hits in 10 at-bats over the past three games with the Rays. Teixeira's .605 slugging percentage is considerably above his .518 career mark and Teixeira has 20 walks against 19 strikeouts this season. Teixeira is 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI against Thursday's starter for the Rays, Erasmo Ramirez.

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Mark Teixeira hit his 11th home run of the season in his best game of 2015, finishing 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Teixeira's .963 OPS is seventh in the American League.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners could have seen Teixeira hit for power in 2015, but few could see this kind of power. Teixeira had a weak 2014 season, but has enhanced his walk rate and has the best HR/AB of his career at 10.9. Teixeira also has eight doubles and is well on his way towards more than 55 extra base hits this season. Teixeira is only 1-for-6 against Tuesday's starter for the Rays, Chris Archer.

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Teixeira had a double and two RBI against the Orioles, getting on base three times in a 4-3 Yankees win. Teixeira also walked and singled for the Yankees and now has a .345 OBP in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira is on a four game hit streak and has an RBI in each of those four games. Teixeira now has 25 RBI, good for third in baseball, and a .951 OPS. Teixeira has a .383 isolated power average this season and only a .153 batting average on balls in play, signaling that Teixeira's .223 batting average will only rise. He also has more walks than strikeouts this season, showing that he is a top-ten 1B again. Teixiera is only 1-for-12 with a double and a RBI against Friday's starter for the Orioles, Miguel Gonzalez, and has struck out six times.

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Mark Teixeira was 1-for-3 with a walk, a single, and an RBI ground out in the first inning. Teixeira now has a .330 OBP in 109 plate appearances this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira was 16-for-56 with seven RBI against Wednesday's starter Mark Buehrle in his career, so a decent game could have been expected. Although this game broke Teixeira's two game home run streak, it was the second time in three games that Teixeira got on base twice. Teixeira is 7-for-21 with a double and an RBI against Thursday's starter for the Orioles, Chris Tillman and has a 1.004 OPS and eight of his 10 home runs against right-handed pitchers.

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Mark Teixeira hit his ninth home run of the season against the Red Sox, finishing 1-for-4 in the Yankees' 8-5 win.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira looks like a 30-35 home run hitter once again and his early season .910 OPS is his highest since 2009. Teixeira has not hit 30 home runs in a season since 2011 and his .583 slugging percentage is the highest that he has had in a season. His 14 extra base hits are fifth in baseball and his nine home runs are third; Teixeira may only have a .202 batting average this year but has 16 walks and 15 strikeouts on top of his outstanding slugging percentage. Teixeira's power stroke makes him a must add for fantasy purposes. He is only 4-for-19 against Monday's starter for the Blue Jays, R.A. Dickey, but does have a double and a home run.

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-4 with two runners left on base against the Red Sox. He now has a .200 batting average this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixiera has an .886 OPS and 15 walks this season so all is not lost with a poor batting average. Teixiera has eight RBI and 18 RBI this season, so he has more than provided worthy fantasy power. He will face Joe Kelly tomorrow and he is 0-for-3 against Kelly in his career.

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Mark Teixeira finished 0-for-2 against the Red Sox, but had two walks to raise his OBP to .330. Teixeira's two walks also give him more walks (15) than strikeouts (14) during the 2015 season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixiera's OPS sits at .929, a very pleasant surprise for those that had faith in the Yankees' first baseman. His eight home runs and 18 RBI are each top five in the American League this season and he has provided power in the middle of the lineup. A very positive sign is that Teixeira has walked more this season; coming off of a 2014 season where he had 109 strikeouts and 58 walks to go with his .216 batting average, Teixiera's discipline is a good sign for the Yankees and fantasy owners. He can be a top-15 1B this season and is a great 1B option in deep leagues or a 1B/3B in more shallow leagues.

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Mark Teixeira hitless in win

Tue, Apr 28th 7:35am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira was at first base again on Monday but was unable to get going. He finished the game 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has been swinging a hot bat and was named the AL Player of the Week last week. He has already blasted eight home runs and added 18 RBI. He is 0-for-7 over the last two days though but those streaks can be expected. He has not batted above .250 since 2010 so his current .227 average is about par for the course. For fantasy purposes, his value will rest on his power numbers. He very well could be a feast or famine kind of play with the hopes of some home run and RBI production.

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Mark Teixeira hit two home runs into the right field seats on Friday against the Mets giving him seven home runs on the year. Teixeira finished his night 2-for-4 with four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira now has 17 RBI to go with his seven home runs, both good for second best in the American League. Teixeira is only hitting .218 with 12 hits, but seven of those hits are home runs and four are doubles. He may be tough to trust for fantasy owners but we can't deny his run of success over the last 10 days or so. If in need of power help, Teixeira has to be considered.

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Mark Teixeira homers again

Thu, Apr 23rd 11:30am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira kept pace with his season averages on Wednesday collecting just one hit but belting a home run and driving in three in the Yankees 13-4 win over the Tigers. Teixeira scored twice and added a walk to go with his 1-for-4 day.

Fantasy Impact: Although he is batting just .204 on the year, Mark Teixeira has launched five home runs with 13 RBI, while scoring nine runs. The power numbers are making him a utility option for fantasy owners, as long as keeps it up. Owners in need of home runs and RBI production should consider picking up Teixeira.

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Mark Teixeira took a low Alfredo Simon splitter and lofted it over the right field fence in the second inning to provide the Yankees with their only offense in their 2-1 loss to Detroit on Monday. Teixeira finished the game 1-for-4 with the home run.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira now has four home runs and nine RBI to begin the year, pretty solid April numbers. Owners should be wary though as he is hitting just .190 on the season. Teixeira has had well documented struggles over the past several years and is looking to get back to his old ways. While it appears he will provide some power numbers, hitting .190 isn't going to cut it for most owners.

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Although Mark Teixeira was held hitless in Sunday's win, he did drive in two runs on a sac fly and RBI groundout. Teixeira finished the day 0-for-3 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira did not record a hit in the three game set with the Rays but did provide three RBI. His average has dropped to .184 and although he has put up some decent power numbers, he is struggling to hit for average. In order for him to have fantasy relevance he must provide consistent power numbers for his owners.

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Mark Teixeira blasted his third home run of the season on Monday in the Yankees 6-5 victory over the Orioles. Teixeira finished the game 1-for-3 and added a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has provided the Yankees some good power numbers over the last several days and now has three home runs on the young season. If he continues to hit for power, he is making a case for fantasy owners to utilize him more often and is becoming a better option for DFS players.

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Mark Teixeira scores twice in win

Mon, Apr 13th 1:38pm EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira got in on the offensive party in the Yankees 14-4 victory on Sunday and finished the day 1-for-2 with a walk and added two runs and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira is now batting .222 on the young season with a respectable .375 OBP. He had a solid series against the Red Sox hitting two home runs and adding three RBI. Hopefully Teixeira is starting to get his swing locked in for the Yankees and his fantasy owners. For now, Teixeira is a middle of the road utility option or an off-day replacement at first base.

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Mark Teixeira homers in loss

Fri, Apr 10th 7:34am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira hit his first home run of the season on Thursday night in the Yankees loss to the Blue Jays. Teixeira finished the night 1-for-4 with the home run and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees and Mark Teixeira's fantasy owners would like to see more of this from him as the season rolls along. Teixeira should still put up decent power numbers, but his average has dipped dramatically over the past few years, especially will the shift deployed against him. He is a low-end first base option or a possible utility play depending on the matchup.

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Mark Teixeira finished Wednesday nights victory 1-for-3 with a single and an intentional walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira collected his first hit of the season on Wednesday and made a terrific defensive play picking Stephen Drew's throw out of the dirt to end the game. Mark Teixeira is coming off of two lackluster seasons and is looking to get back to where he was three or four years ago. He is owned in about half of ESPN leagues. If you're in need of depth, Teixeira may be available to help as a utility option for the time being.

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Mark Teixeira batted clean up for the Yankees on Opening Day, but finished 0-for-3 with and walk and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira is coming off a 2014 season in which he hit just .216 for the season. He did produce 22 home runs, but the Yankees are going to need more than a .216 average and .313 OBP from him. Hopefully he is fully recovered from his wrist injury that has plagued him the past two seasons and can produce enough for the Yankees and his owners. Expectations must be tempered at this point however.

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First baseman Mark Teixeira will be batting cleanup on Opening Day as the Yankees play host to the Toronto Blue Jays. (Source: Yes Network)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira is coming off a couple rough and injury plagued seasons in 2013 and 2014. He appears to be healthy for the start of the season and is looking to get back to his old, productive ways. As of now, with the depth at first base, fantasy owners should consider Teixeira a utility option.


Mark Teixeira 0-for-2 on Thursday

Fri, Apr 3rd 8:24am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira was held hitless on Thursday but added a walk. He is now batting .255 for the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Following two disappointing seasons plagued by injuries, Mark Teixeira is looking to get back on track in 2015. His two biggest issues are staying healthy and the infield shift that teams utilize while he is at the plate. Teixeira has the ability to be a useful fantasy player, but with the depth at the first base position, he should be considered a utility option with the potential for big numbers, if healthy.

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After being hit in the knee by a pitch last Friday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira returns to the Yankees lineup today. (Source: Nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: As most already suspected, the injury sustained by Mark Teixeira last week was not serious and he has resumed playing in preseason games. He won't miss any regular season games as a result of this injury.

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The oft-injured Mark Teixeira was forced to leave a minor league game in which he was playing in to get some extra at bats, after being hit in the kneecap by a pitch. Teixeira said afterward he is 'fine' and there are no further tests planned. (Source: ESPN New York)

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees need to maintain their health this season and that especially bodes true for Mark Teixeira. He has missed significant time over the past several seasons and has struggled to return to form following a wrist injury in 2013. Mark Teixeira has the ability to be a quality fantasy option at first base, but with the position as deep as it is, he is likely just a low-end utility option until he proves he can consistently produce and remain healthy.

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Mark Teixeira was dealing with trying to rebuild strength during the 2014 season and never got to full strength. He posted his worst season, a .711 OPS, and saw his batting average slump all the way down to .216. Teixeira says that a full offseason of working out, rather than rehabilitating, should make the 2015 season a bounce back season for the Yankees 1B. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira started his Yankee career with three consecutive 30 home run seasons and an .877 OPS from 2009-2011. Since then, though, he has struggled with injuries and has seen his OPS drop in each season since 2007. Simply put, the Yankees need Teixeira to at least post his 2012 statistics, where he hit .250 with 24 home runs and an .804 OPS. On the other hand, Teixeira is one of the most productive 1B of the past decade, posting an .881 OPS over his career, and the Yankees know that a healthy Teixeira is good for 30 or more home runs. A comfortable projection for a healthy Teixeira is a slash of .255/.340/.490 with 90 or more RBI; those statistics should compare favorably with Lucas Duda or Brandon Moss, both players going higher than Mark Teixiera in drafts.


Even though Teixeira is 34 years old and has seen his OPS drop in seven consecutive full seasons, the Yankees GM thinks that he can be a huge part of the Yankees lineup. He was awful in 2014, a .216 BA, but Cashman attributed that to a lack of health after wrist surgery. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira missed the first two months of 2013 and then from June 15th on and only played 123 games in 2014 as well; after averaging 153 games played over the first eight years of his career, he has only averaged 87 games played in the past three seasons. Even though his batting average is awful over the past three seasons, .229, he is still averaging 31 home runs and 99 RBI per-162 games since 2012. If Teixeira is able to play 140-150 games in 2015, he should be good for 50-55 extra base hits and will continue to use the short porch in right field of Yankee Stadium to his advantage. Also keep in mind that Teixeira has had eight 100-RBI seasons in his career and the last was only in 2011. He may not be a .900+ OPS player again, but if he stays healthy, he can be a productive enough player to have as a utility player, with CI upside.


New hitting coach Jeff Pentland wants the Yankees to change their approach at the plate, a change that could help Teixeira more than any Yankee. (Source: Nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira struggled through his worst season in the MLB in 2014 and was injured for most of 2013 so any change would be great for the Yankees' 1B. Teixeira posted 10 consecutive seasons with an OPS over .800 from 2003-2012, .896 average overall, but only had a .700 OPS over 138 games in 2013 and 2014 and has not had 100 RBI since 2011. Although injuries are a key factor in Teixeira's issues, his inability to hit to the right side of the field around the shift has also damaged his BA; his career average has dropped from .290 to .273 since the beginning of 2010. New hitting coach Jeff Pentland will work with Teixeira, Carlos Beltran, and Brian McCann to fix their pull happy ways and Teixeira should see his numbers improve.