Mark Teixeira

David Robertson, right, and Brian McCann celebrate the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Mediocre Play, Yankees In Position To Seize AL East

The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.

06/18/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Still Nursing Sore Right Wrist

Manager Joe Girardi said he was simply being “proactive” in resting Teixeira, who missed games in late May and last week because of the wrist. Teixeira is hitting just .180 in his last 15 games.

06/09/2014

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran gets set to hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on May 4, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Beltran Gets Through Spring Game OK, Inches Closer To Return To Yankees

It was probably the best 0-for-3 in Carlos Beltran’s career. The veteran outfielder grounded out three times in an extended spring training game against the Phillies on Monday, but reported no issues with his injured right elbow.

06/02/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Teixeira Absence Troubling For Yankees’ Big Picture

When right, few are better than Mark Teixeira. Problem is, Tex isn’t right. In fact, the words coming out of his mouth this weekend were downright ominous.

06/02/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ailing Teixeira Hopes To Return To Yankees’ Lineup Friday

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of the lineup for a third straight day Wednesday because of soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.

05/29/2014

Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees bats against The Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 7-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi: ‘I Don’t Think Tex Is Going To Be Out Long’

“I think it’s just something he’s going to go through for a while,” Girardi said. “He said there was some improvement but it’s not exactly what we want, so we’ll wait and see.”

05/28/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Kelly Johnson #33 of the New York Yankees steals second base and advances to third after Clint Barmes #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates lost the ball during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 18, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yanks Fall To Pirates 5-3, Split Sunday Doubleheader

Josh Harrison homered in the seventh inning to make up for a baserunning blunder and made a diving catch in left field to help preserve the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first win in the Bronx in 54 years, 5-3 over the New York Yankees on Sunday for a doubleheader split.

05/18/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees drives in two runs with a single in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 18, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Teixeira, Yanks Take Game 1 Of Doubleheader From Pittsburgh, 4-3

Mark Teixeira hit a two-run single, Brett Gardner added an RBI double and the New York Yankees held on for a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in the opener of a single-admission doubleheader.

05/18/2014

Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images); Mets right-hander  Zack Wheeler (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Mets With Momentum, Yankees A Total Mess Heading Into Game 2

The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.

05/13/2014

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

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