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Mark Teixeira

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Takeaways from MLB Week 18

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has largely been a mystery since he made his MLB debut in 2013.

He has flashed unbelievable talent and athleticism that suggests he could be among baseball’s best to play the game. But off-the-field drama, injuries and a questionable work ethic have gotten in the way of that.

This past week, the Dodgers decided he will have to figure it out elsewhere, at least for the time being.

The team demoted him to Triple-A.

Mark Teixeira Reportedly Will Retire at End of Season: Latest Comments, Reaction

Mired in the worst slump of his career, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is reportedly expected to announce his retirement from baseball Friday, effective at the end of the 2016 season.

ESPN's Buster Olney first reported the news, and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports provided confirmation.

Mark Teixeira Hits 400th Career Home Run: Latest Comments and Reaction

New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira reached a notable milestone Sunday, swatting his 400th career home run during his team's game against the San Diego Padres.

Mark Teixeira Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Knee and Return

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has an articular cartilage tear in his right knee, which could require surgery if the knee doesn't respond to treatment. He left Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles and was placed on the disabled list Saturday.

Continue for updates.

Yankees Linchpin Mark Teixeira Has Path to Big Contract Year in 2016

For the last seven years, Mark Teixeira has been paid large sums of money to play ball for the New York Yankees. It's good work if you can get it, and the stars are aligned in such a way that 2016 might not be the end of the road.

Biggest Takeaways from Yankees' Loss to Astros in the AL Wild Card

The New York Yankees losing a one-and-done Wild Card Game at home to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night provided another harsh reminder to fans of the famous franchise: These are not your Yankees of old.

Derek Jeter was not coming to save the Yankees this time around. Johnny Damon wasn't picking up a clutch base hit. Nick Swisher could not provide an emotional boost with his energetic attitude. Jorge Posada was but a spectator.

MLB Playoff Predictions: Key Injuries Facing Playoff Contenders

The injury bug often rears its mighty head at the most inopportune times in Major League Baseball. The optimism of a team can quickly disappear when a key player goes down. And when the injury warrants a lengthy recovering timesometimesthat optimism is crushed completely.

With the 2015 MLB playoffs right around the corner, postseason contenders will have their fingers crossed that injuries will be avoided from here on out.

Mark Teixeira Injury Update: Yankees Star Out for Season with Leg Fracture

The New York Yankees' chances of winning the AL East took a major hit Friday, as further tests on first baseman Mark Teixeira revealed a leg fracture. The slugger is now expected to miss the rest of the season due to the injury.

Mark Teixeira's Ill-Timed Setback Makes Yankees' Uphill AL East Climb Steeper

As if things were not going to be difficult enough. 

The Toronto Blue Jays added game-changing pieces to their roster before the non-waiver trade deadline, and a barrage of wins and a sprint up the American League East standings ensued. They have taken over the top spot with a behemoth offense and strong pitching staff, and it does not look like they are going to slow down anytime soon. 

MLB Playoff Picture: How Injuries Might Affect Postseason Standings

As Major League Baseball's 2015 season winds down, injuries have a chance to affect the postseason standings.

Some clubs are counting on potential returns to spark their postseason push, while others face the reality of what a devastating injury means to their chances.

Can the New York Yankees capture the American League East if Mark Teixeira lands on the disabled list? Will Denard Span's return give the struggling Washington Nationals a lift in the National League East?

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