Friday, August 5, 2016

Mark Teixeira To Retire

According to various reports, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will announce today that he will retire at the end of this year.  He is currently in the last year of an eight-year contract.  Although his career has been productive, including over 400 home runs and five Gold Gloves at 1B, he has been hampered by injuries during the last four seasons.  He is 36 years old, which is younger than his current teammates Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran.  Besides the Yankees, Teixeira has also played for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Read more at CBS Sports, the New York Post, The New York Times, the Daily News and USA Today.

Mark Teixiera's career statistics are shown at Baseball Reference.

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