It feels different now. When Yankees first baseman Greg Bird fires a throw to second base, or even while long tossing with a teammate, there's extra oomph. It's familiar, but only like the face of a friend you haven't seen or thought about in a while. "It feels like I have something behind the ball," Bird said in the clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday. "Not...
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There are few positions that are both more fun – while simultaneously difficult – to breakdown than first base. It is annually the home many of the most impressive hitters in the game, and limiting that assessment to simply a top 10 ensures there will be some impact players left on the outside. But is also guarantees an all-out fight to make it to the top. This year’s list...
The Yankees will field a new first baseman this year, and whether that job winds up being handed to Greg Bird, Tyler Austin or the reportedly-signed Chris Carter, Mark Teixeira believes that his old position will end up in good hands.
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Mark Teixeira will face a new kind of spotlight this season. The former Yankees first baseman, who retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season, has joined ESPN as a studio analyst, the network announced Tuesday. “I couldn’t be more excited to begin this next chapter of my baseball career with ESPN,” Teixeira said in...
Via New York Post
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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) Mark Teixeira will work as an ESPN analyst following his retirement as a player. ESPN said Tuesday it had reached a multiyear agreement with the three-time All-Star first baseman. Teixeira will appear on baseball studio coverage, anchor show ''SportsCenter'' and ESPN radio. The 36-year-old Teixeira hit 409 home runs for Texas (2003-07), Atlanta (2007-08),...
Via Associated Press
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Mark Teixeira’s career is set to close, as the New York Yankees first baseman will retire at season’s end. The 36-year-old enjoyed a phenomenal 14-year career split between Texas, Atlanta and New York, hitting 406 career home runs. In a wide-ranging interview with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Teixeira opened up about what it was like to be a clean star in the sport’s steroid...
The New York Yankees have called a press conference for the struggling Alex Rodriguez. It will be held Sunday morning at 11 a.m. ET. Yankees call an A-Rod press conference for 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 7, 2016 There’s definitely something up here. Though, what it might be is anyone’s guess. It sure looks like Rodriguez has either been released...
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to announce his retirement later today, as reported by Buster Onley earlier this morning. Mark Teixeira expected to announce his retirement later today, at 36, effective at the end of the season. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 5, 2016 Teixeira, 36, has struggled in the 77 games he’s played in 2016. The switch-hitting veteran...
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is planning to retire at the end of the season. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Teixeira is expected to make the announcement on Friday. Mark Teixeira expected to announce his retirement later today, at 36, effective at the end of the season. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 5, 2016 A report from last month claimed the...
The make up of the New York Yankees might change in a big way if they decide to be sellers on the trade market. Players like Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran could be moved. A few other high-profile players could also be released. “Some New York Yankees people have discussed whether, if they decide to sell, they might consider releasing great veterans Mark...
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