Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a walk-off grand slam in a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
It might not have any lasting impact on the playoff standings, but this one was for the ages. Teixeira is in his final week of professional baseball, and with the bases loaded and New York down two runs, Teixeira belted one 409 feet to win the game. It was his second straight game with a homer and third since Sept. 20. He is hitting .205, but Teixeira has 15 bombs on the year.
Teixeira (neck) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports.
The veteran was held out of action Saturday due to soreness in his neck, though he was able to enter late in the game as a defensive replacement. He'll get the start at first base Sunday and bat fifth in the order against Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada.
Teixeira was held out of Saturday's lineup with neck soreness, LoHud.com reports.
Teixeira also missed Friday's tilt with the lingering issue, but he was able to enter Saturday's game as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning. Heading into the final week of his major league career, the 36-year-old should get back into the lineup a few times before he hangs it up, but it's possible the Yankees will play it cautiously and give the soreness in Teixeira's neck an extra day or two to completely subside.
Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, two walks and two runs in a 7-5 victory over the Rays on Friday.
The veteran slugger vaulted back over the Mendoza Line with his banner night, which was highlighted by his 390-foot shot to right center in the fourth and extended the Yankees' lead to 7-2. The pair of hits Friday were Teixeira's first of September after starting off the month with an 0-for-8 stretch over the first three games in which he registered an at-bat.
Teixeira (neck) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Teixeira has been bothered by a sore neck for the last several days, but he entered late in Tuesday's game as pinch hitter. The ailment doesn't look to be anything overly serious, and his presence in the lineup Wednesday would seem to confirm that. The veteran will get the nod at first base and bat fifth in the order against the Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman.
Teixeira (neck) came into Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays as a defensive replacement.
A sore neck has held the first baseman out of the lineup for the past three days, but the ailment is apparently not severe enough to keep him off the field entirely. Teixeira may continue to sit occasionally in favor of Tyler Austin down the stretch, but it does appear as though he's nearing a recovery.
Teixeira (neck) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Teixeira will sit out for the third day in a row as he continues to battle soreness in his neck. Tyler Austin will get another start at first base Tuesday night.
Teixeira (neck) is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi will give Teixeira a second straight day off to recover from the sore neck, an injury that had plagued him early last week. It's not believed that this latest recurrence of the injury is especially serious, so we could still see Teixeira play at some point during the series with the Jays. In the meantime, Tyler Austin will serve as the Yankees' primary first baseman.
Updating a previous report, Teixeira was held out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles due to a sore neck, Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports.
The Yankees' matchup with left-hander Wade Miley - along with the early start time for Sunday's game 0 may have contributed to manager Joe Girardi's decision to hold out Teixeira, but the veteran is evidently not completely over the neck issues that plagued him earlier last week. It's not expected that he's dealing with a setback that's significant in nature, however, so the expectation is that Teixeira will return to the lineup during the team's upcoming series with the Blue Jays.
Teixeira is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.
Following a string of three straight starts, Teixeira will get the afternoon off Sunday with lefty Wade Miley on the mound. Tyler Austin will cover first base while Teixeira rests up.
Teixeira (neck) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com reports.
Teixeira did not start either of the last two games, but he is feeling good enough to return to the lineup Wednesday night. Teixeira will man first base and hit cleanup against Royals starter Ian Kennedy.
Teixeira was unavailable Tuesday due to neck spasms, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
The injury limited Teixeira to just one pinch-hit at-bat the last two days. He is hoping to play Wednesday, however.
Teixeira is not in Monday's lineup against the Royals, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.
Teixeira had started five straight games, going 7-for-22 with a home run and five RBI over that span, but his average on the season still sits dangerously close to the Mendoza Line at .204. He'll get the day off Monday in favor of rookie Tyler Austin, who is drawing the start at first base and batting ninth.
Teixeira will start at first base and bat in the cleanup spot Sunday against the Orioles.
It appeared Teixeira would only be a part-time player following his announcement earlier in August that he would retire after the season, but the struggles of youngster Tyler Austin have opened up more at-bats of late for the veteran first baseman. With Austin off to a 4-for-29 start to his big-league career, Teixeira will enter the lineup for the fifth game in a row, and deservedly so. He's gone 6-for-18 with two doubles, a homer and five RBI in the preceding four contests, showing he still has some power left in the tank as he winds down in his time in the big leagues. For those in need of a boost in the home run or RBI categories, Teixeira might be worth a look if he's still sitting on the waiver wire.
Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI overall in Friday's 14-4 victory over the Orioles.
The veteran slugger has endured a forgettable season, but Friday was a highlight. Teixeira erased an early 1-0 lead with a mammoth 430-foot blast to right center in the first that plated Gary Sanchez, and brought him home again in the second with a run-scoring single. The production brought the veteran's average over the Mendoza Line for the first time since Aug. 12 and extended his modest hitting streak to three games.
Teixeira is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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 .196 for the season. Tyler Austin will start at first base and bat eighth over Teixeira.
Teixeira is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.
For the second straight day, Teixeira will give way at first base to the newly-promoted Tyler Austin, who homered Saturday in his MLB debut. Like Alex Rodriguez before him, Teixeira looks to be the next underperforming veteran in line for a significantly reduction in at-bats as the Yankees transition to a youth movement. Look for Austin to dominate the playing time at first base so long as he hits reasonably well enough.
Teixeira is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
Teixeira will get a regular day off after starting the past five games. In his place, Austin Romine will man first base, batting eighth.
Teixeira is back in the lineup on Friday, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports.
Teixeira, who announced that he will retire Friday morning, returns to the Yankees lineup hitting third. He will face right-hander Josh Tomlin and the Indians. On the season, Teixeria is hitting .182 with nine home runs and 19 RBI in 181 at-bats against right-handed hitters.
Teixeira (shin) is going to retire at the end of this season, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.
His contract is up at the end of 2016 and he is comfortable calling it quits after a 14-year career. He eclipsed the 400 home run mark earlier this season while his career batting average currently sits at .269, and Teixeira will be remembered as one of the premier power hitters of the mid-to-late 2000s. He is currently day-to-day after getting hit by a pitch on the shin. Barring an offseason addition to the roster, Greg Bird figures to be the Yankees' Opening Day first baseman in 2017.
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