NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees hits a three run home run against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Veteran 1B Mark Teixeira was the difference in yesterday’s win against the Houston Astros, and the Gluten-Free GOD (@RAKcity27) said he wants remain in pinstripes for the rest of his career. Tex is in the final year of his contract, and at age 35, his future was up in the air. Greg Bird is the future at first base, and there is no doubt there. But Teixeira had a monster 2015 season, and as always played great in the field. With Alex Rodriguez‘s career coming to a close, Teixeira could be the DH for the Yankees, while likely getting spot starts at first base when Bird needs a day off.
While Teixeira wants to finish his career in New York, the agreement among most is that the Yankees will cut ties with Teixeira, since Bird showed so much promise in just a short amount of time. The Yankees’ youth movement is upon us, and an expensive older, gluten-free-needing veteran like Teixeira might not be in GM Brian Cashman’s plans.
Teixeira passed Yankee great Tino Martinez for sole possesion of 17th place on the Yankees all time home run list after his clutch bomb in yesterday’s game. While he may not be in the future plans right now, if he keeps producing, he might be worth a short extension if the price is cheap enough.