Girardi says there's plenty of opportunity for everyone to play

The Yankees infield is now a bit crowded with the return of Mark Teixeira. With Teixeira slated as the everyday first baseman and Derek Jeter at the shortstop, it leaves three players and only two bases. Dave Roberts, Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte present Joe Girardi with a tough decision as to who to play on any given day. Johnson has been playing very well and Solarte has...
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Mark Teixeira ready to be activated

Mark Teixeira feels great and he says that he'll be ready to play on Sunday after his successful intrasquad stint on Friday. "Another good day," Teixeira said. "Couldn't be happier with how it's progressing." Teixeira has downplayed his hamstring injury and it does appear that it's nothing too serious. Sunday will be the first day that...
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Yankees expect Mark Teixeira back Sunday

The A.L. East-leading New York Yankees will soon get one of their injured players back, one who can help vamp up their run production.'s Bryan Hoch reported Friday morning that first baseman Mark Teixeira will likely return to the lineup on Easter Sunday, April 20. By Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsTeixeira is on the disabled list due to a right hamstring strain...
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Mark Teixeira "definitely a possibility" for Sunday

After spending the entire offseason worried about his wrist and how it would affect his swing, Mark Teixeira couldn't have figured that a hamstring would prevent him from playing this year. With a dearth of infield options, the Yankees could use Teixeira in the lineup and the team should be getting him back as early as Sunday according to manager Joe Girardi: "Sunday...
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What version of Mark Teixeira can the Yankees tolerate?

Mark Teixeira can return to the Yankees as early as Sunday, but return as what? He has fallen – physically and statistically – but to where? The offensive identity of Teixeira lingers as a key question to this season. With recent imports such as Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Alfonso Soriano present, it might not be necessary for Teixeira to be a huge weightlifter...
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Yankees' Mark Teixeira looking to return April 20

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Saturday by the score of 7-4. The win moved the Yankees back to the .500 mark at 6-6. Hiroki Kuroda allowed four earned runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. The Yankees got home runs from Carlos Beltran, two from Brian McCann, Kelly Johnson and Alfonso Soriano. Johnson is playing for the injured Mark Teixeira...
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Mark Teixeira aims for April 20th return

Mark Teixeira's season has not gotten off to the start he'd envisioned. After undergoing wrist surgery and going through a long rehab process, Mark had looked to the start of the 2014 season as one where he could re-establish his status as an elite baseball player. Then he strained his hamstring. While the injury wasn't considered serious, the Yankees erred...
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Mark Teixeira Headed to the DL Already

Mark Teixeira says he is “overpaid.” Who would of guessed four games into the season that the injury bug would strike again. New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was placed on the disabled list with a injured right hamstring. As we reported last night Tex left the game early with a pulled right hamstring. After the game, manager Joe Girardi said no tests would be needed...
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Mark Teixeira lands back on DL with hamstring strain

It only took three games and one at bat before Mark Teixeira’s seemingly glass body gave out yet again.  The Yankees 1B was placed on the DL on Saturday, according to a tweet from the Yankees official Twitter account: #Yankees place 1B Mark Teixeira on 15-day DL with right hamstring strain; recall C Austin Romine from Triple-A @swbrailriders. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Teixeira leaves Friday’s game with hamstring injury

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday’s game after straining his right hamstring. Teixeira, 33, was injured while chasing a foul ball. While the Yankees have not given any indication of how severe the injury is, Kelly Johnson was moved to first base in Friday’s game and could be an option going forward. Strained right hamstring for Teixeira. — Mark Feinsand...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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