Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:48:01 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, but 2B Brian Roberts is sitting.
Fantasy Tip: Get Tex back into your starting lineups if you own him. Roberts is likely taking a routine day off.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:04:33 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) made a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth inning Monday, July 28, and was then lifted for a pinch runner. He took grounders and batting practice before the game with hopes of returning to the lineup Tuesday, July 29. He said the back spasms that have bothered him are gone. "I feel better now than I've felt in over a month," he said.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Teixeira will be able to avoid the disabled list now. Make sure you check the Yankees' starting lineup tonight before putting him back into your starting lineup.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:49:34 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) and OF Jacoby Ellsbury are not in the lineup Monday, July 28.
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira could very well land on the DL very soon. Prepare for an extended absence from him. Ellsbury is likely just receiving the day off. Make sure both are out of your lineups this evening.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:33:38 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) took some swings in a batting cage and fielded ground balls Sunday, July 27. He will be reevaluated Monday, July 27, and could avoid the 15-day disabled list if he does not have any problems.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a good sign for Teixeira, but the next day or two will be important for him. Owners should keep him out of their lineups until there is a clearer picture on his recovery.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:26:47 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) was able to do some running Saturday, July 26, according to manager Joe Girardi. Girardi said Teixeira likely will hit soft toss and off a tee Sunday, July 27.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:37:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (back) is unlikely to play during the team's weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Joe Girardi said Friday, July 25. He might be able to return Monday, July 28, on the road against the Texas Rangers.
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira is a risky play for the upcoming scoring period, and if he is unable to prove his health sometime this weekend (which sounds unlikely), keep him reserved in the upcoming week. He still could land on the 15-day disabled list, creating a huge hole in your lineup.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:48:05 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (back) is not in the lineup Friday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: There's hope Tex will avoid a stint on the disabled list, but it's not a sound bet if you're a fantasy player. Line up contingency plans if you already haven't.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:47:57 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (back) said his back spasms are feeling better Friday, July 24. The goal is to avoid the disabled list, and Teixeira said he may begin swinging Friday.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't hurt to scout out replacements. Teixeira's optimism has misled fantasy owners in the past.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07:06 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) will know whether he's going on the disabled list Friday, July 25, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fantasy Tip: Plan ahead. We're betting he lands on the disabled list given how slowly he has healed in recent years.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:52 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) is out of the lineup Thursday, July 24. Brian McCann is again starting at first base in his place.
Fantasy Tip: He continues to nurse lat soreness and could hit the disabled list. Stay tuned and search for alternatives for the long term.