Apr 20, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is recovered from his Grade 1 right hamstring strain and is starting Sunday for the first time in over two weeks.
Apr 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
On the disabled list with a strained hamstring, Mark Teixeira got three at-bats in a minor-league rehab game Thursday and is expected to rejoin the Yankees’ lineup Sunday.
Apr 14, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT
Are you there, God? It’s me, Carlos.
Apr 13, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT
The Yankees may need a back-up back-up first baseman now.
Apr 7, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT
Following an MRI on Monday, Yankees first baseman was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring.
Apr 5, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
Michael Pineda made his long-awaited Yankees debut on Saturday and walked away looking quite good.
Apr 5, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT
Another injury for Mark Teixeira. He’s headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Apr 2, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
After a 2 for 3 night we know Teixeira can still hit. The question is how hard he can hit.
Mar 28, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT
Everyone’s optimistic until the season starts, then the old injuries and uncertainties ooze back in. Guys who “felt great” in February and early March start the season on the DL. Guys who had that optimistic story about their comeback featured back then fall back into the same ruts they were in before. I worry that…
Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…
Mar 18, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
The Yankees and Red Sox are playing a game in Steinbrenner Field in Tampa right now. It’s delayed. Why? Yankees/Red Sox is currently being delayed by a bee invasion. Friendly reminder that Florida is terrible and you should never visit. — Hunter Felt (@HunterFelt) March 18, 2014 A swarm of bees in left field at…
Mar 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT
Over his 15-year career, Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has logged time at five of the eight non-pitcher positions on the diamond. The only three positions he hasn’t played are catcher, first base and right field. He might make it six this season. ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reports that manager Joe Girardi has kicked around the idea…
Mar 2, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch is reporting that Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday or Friday this week. Teixeira, who turns 34 shortly after the regular season begins, is optimistic about the health of his surgically repaired wrist, though he did say recently that he expects it to be stiff…
Feb 26, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT
There have been multiple reports of Mark Texeiria being “stiff” or maybe being behind schedule. But we’ll know soon enough: Joe Girardi said Mark Teixeira will play sometime at the end of next week. #Yankees — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) February 26, 2014 Teixeira’s effectiveness may be one of the more important things for the…
Feb 21, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Mark Teixeira (wrist) isn’t likely to play in Grapefruit League games until March 3, at the earliest. His wrist is still tight, though there is no pain and he hasn’t had any setbacks. He said earlier this month that it could be June before…
Feb 3, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT
I’d like to think Mark Teixeira was just trolling Broncos fans here, but I don’t know. Please nobody tell me who won the #SuperBowl. I recorded it and am looking forward to watching what I expect will be a very close game. — Mark Teixeira (@teixeiramark25) February 3, 2014 Best part is the very first…
Jan 29, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT
One of the big “ifs” for the Yankees is “if Mark Teixeira” can return as an effective hitter. Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal caught up with him and, while he has no pain in his wrist and the doctors say everything is healing correctly, he is still stiff and expects to be for…
Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT
The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…
Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT
The offseason distorts things. The wintertime focus on individual player signings and the underlying optimism everyone seems to have about the prospects of their local nine often makes us forget that, in baseball, one player cannot make the difference between winning and losing. Heck, sometimes even three players don’t. Just ask Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton,…
Jan 16, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT
We heard a few weeks ago that Lyle Overbay wasn’t drawing much interest on the free agent market, but he is finally getting some calls with spring training right around the corner. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are among the teams who are talking to Overbay about a minor league deal. The…
Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Part I: A short history First, just a little bit of history. The Baseball Hall of Fame, more or less, was the brainchild of two people. The first knew nothing whatsoever about baseball. The second romanticized the game beyond all reason. You can think about whose spirit still lingers over Cooperstown, N.Y. The first was…
Dec 23, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT
Mark Teixeira told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that he is close to 100 percent healthy. Healthy, but still tight: “I feel like I’m healed. I wish I was a little bit looser; my wrist is going to be tight for a while because of the way the surgery was performed … but that’s why I’m…
Dec 22, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT
In today’s column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo reports that free agent first baseman/DH Lyle Overbay hasn’t drawn much interest thus far in the off-season. Overbay turns 37 years old next month and has posted a below-average adjusted OPS in each of the past three seasons (88, 95, 87; 100 is average) but he…
Dec 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT
It just gets better and better with the New York Yankees. They just signed Brian Roberts. I wrote before (in my Ichiro Suzuki essay for the 100 greatest players) that this Yankees team would look awfully good … in 2006. But by essentially replacing Robinson Cano with Brian Roberts, they have — in a weird…
Dec 6, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT
Earlier today, second baseman Robinson Cano signed with the Mariners on a ten-year, $240 million contract, leaving the Yankees out in the cold with an infield that includes the embattled Alex Rodriguez, the hobbled Derek Jeter, the recovering Mark Teixeira, and the recently-signed Kelly Johnson. Now that they don’t have to set aside space for…
- Boston Marathon heroes remembered with pregame ceremony at Fenway Park 8
- Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple 160
- Yankees activate Mark Teixeira from the disabled list 6
- Ivan Nova diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow 30
- Settling the Score: Saturday’s results 35
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists (249)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (167)
- Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple (162)
- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (127)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)