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New father Mark Teixeira will rejoin Yankees Thursday

Aug 11, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

The Teixeiras welcomed a new baby boy on Tuesday. On Thursday, Mark will be welcomed back to the Yankees.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was excused from this week’s two-game series against the Rangers to be with his wife in labor. 

According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Leigh Teixeira gave birth to the couple’s third child on Tuesday — a healthy baby boy named William Charles — and the slugging first baseman is expected to rejoin the Yanks on Thursday when they being a weekend set in Kansas City.

The Yanks fell in extra innings to Texas on Tuesday night and are attempting to salvage the quick series right now.  Lance Berkman has started at first base both nights in Teixeira’s absence.  The trade deadline addition is batting .161/.235/.226 with two extra-base hits and three walks in 34 plate appearances since arriving in New York.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Aug 11, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    We know how bad he hits, and now we know how sub-Giambi-esque he is at first.

  2. YankeesfanLen - Aug 11, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Berkman, of course, not Tex.

  3. Jason @ IIATMS - Aug 12, 2010 at 6:59 AM

    “William Charles”? what, “Harry” wasn’t available for the British crown-loving Teixeira?

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