Mark Teixeira

Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets hits a double in the top of the fifth inning against the New York Yankees on May 12, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Still Intense: Mets, Banged-Up Yanks Put On Show In Subway Series Opener

After going 4-0 last year for their first season sweep of the Yankees, the Mets picked up right where they left off last May. “You know in this ballpark the game’s never over,” David Wright said.

05/13/2014

The Yankees’ Mark Teixeira runs the bases after hitting a home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Brewers at Miller Park on May 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Teixeira May Be Swinging A Hot Bat, But He’s Also Battling Fatigue

Though the Yankees lost two of three in Milwaukee over the weekend, there were some positives. Mark Teixeira comes immediately to mind.

05/12/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 11:  David Phelps #41 of the New York Yankees pitches during the bottom of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Interleague game at Miller Park on May 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Reynolds Single Lifts Brewers Past Yanks 6-5

Mark Reynolds had a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Francisco Rodriguez’s first blown save of the season for a 6-5 win Sunday over the New York Yankees.

05/12/2014

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stands at first base after hitting a single in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Interleague game at Miller Park on May 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

CC’s One Bad Inning, Aceves’ Balk Help Brewers Squeak Past Yankees

Rickie Weeks hit a two-out RBI single after Jonathan Lucroy moved to third on a balk and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a three-game skid with a 5-4 win Saturday over the New York Yankees.

05/10/2014

Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe tags the Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki, bottom, during an attempted steal in the 11th inning on April 20, 2014, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Suzuki was initially called safe, but the called was overturned on replay review. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Teixeira Voices Displeasure With MLB’s Replay Rules

The idea of replay is to get the calls on the field right, and so far Major League Baseball has done a pretty good job of doing just that. However, there have been certain “gray areas” that have forced umpires into tough spots.

04/21/2014

Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees hits a two-run single in front of Jose Molina of the Tampa Bay Rays to score Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury during the top of the 12th inning of a game on April 20, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Extra-Innings Win Huge Boost For Yankees

Nobody wins divisions in April. But a team can certainly dig itself a hole deep enough to lose one. The Yanks prevented that Sunday — against a team many pick as the cream of the AL East crop.

04/21/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Getting Close: Yankees’ Teixeira Plays In 2nd Extended Spring Game

Teixeira played five innings of defense in Friday’s intrasquad game at the Yankees’ minor-league complex. He says he is ready to return Sunday, the first day he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.

04/18/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira: ‘I Will Be Fully Ready To Play Sunday’

“I’ll be ready Sunday,” the veteran slugger said. “I will be fully ready to play Sunday and will be very disappointed if I don’t.”

04/17/2014

Stephen Drew (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

‘Content’ Hal Steinbrenner Not Expected To Go After Stephen Drew

“I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner said. “I think guys like Anna and Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek’s healthy. So far, so good, but it’s early.”

04/15/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yanks Place Teixeira On 15-Day DL With Strained Hamstring

The New York Yankees have placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled catcher Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton.

04/05/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Opening Day Thoughts: Yankees’ Season Hinges On Jeter, CC, Teixeira

If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.

04/01/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tanaka Showing A Little ‘El Duque’ And More Yankees Thoughts

This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.

03/17/2014

Manny Banuelos (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Manny Banuelos Gets Rocked In Yankees’ Loss To Twins

Banuelos surrendered four runs on two hits and two walks in just one inning of work.

03/14/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: How Will Wrist Surgery Affect Mark Teixeira’s Swing?

Will the Yankees first baseman be more guarded batting from the left side? We’ll soon see for ourselves once he hits the field.

02/26/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Teixeira Expects To Bounce Back In Big Way This Season

“There’s not one guy that has to carry this team, but absolutely I expect to hit in the middle of the order, hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs,” said the first baseman, who was limited to 15 games last season.

02/17/2014

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