Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:28:26 -0800
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) said his surgically-repaired right wrist feels as well as it has in a long time and he believes he will be able to drive the ball for power like he did in the past.
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira's fantasy stock has fallen rapidly for multiple reasons and he should be available in the later rounds of mixed league drafts as a corner infield option. It's encouraging to hear that his wrist is OK and that he has switched to a more nutritious diet this offseason, but it's difficult to envision him performing as well as he did five years ago, considering that he will turn 35 next month.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:57:02 -0800
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira has become gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free, and he's hoping the change will help him avoid injuries. "I look at the last two years as hopefully more of a bump in the road," Teixeira said. "The way I feel now, I feel like a kid again. I feel like I did a few years ago when I was hitting 30-plus homers and driving in 100 runs, playing almost every single day." Teixeira played in 123 games last year and hit just .216 with 22 home runs and 66 RBI. He'll turn 35 in April and hasn't played more than 123 games since 2011. Teixeira reconfigured his body in the offseason, and he added 13 pounds of muscle while losing fat.
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira doesn't even crack the top 20 in our first baseman rankings, mainly because of his poor health in recent seasons. However, his new and improved body and diet gives hope that he can at least return to the 20-homer mark again this year, if he can stay healthy. That's a big if, though. He's worth consideration at the tail end of standard drafts as a corner infield option.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:01:11 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann, 1B Mark Teixeira, 3B Chase Headley and OFs Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:50:28 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) could be shut down for the remainder of the season, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:58:22 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23, after receiving a third cortisone shot and missing two games.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:33:43 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) received a cortisone shot for his injured wrist Monday, Sept. 22, and hopes to be able to play Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:54:42 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) was scheduled to meet with a hand surgeon after the game Sunday, Sept. 21, to have his sore wrist examined.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:20:27 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) left the game Saturday, Sept. 20, with a sore right wrist.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:20:12 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is batting fourth and playing first base Wednesday, Sept. 17. He said his sore wrist is improving.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:53 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is out of the lineup with a sore wrist Tuesday, Sept. 16.