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YANKEES FIRST BASE: MARK TEIXEIRA
Teixeira is a plus-plus defender. Hes not hitting for average like he used to, but whatever the numbers say, you cant discount him. Hitting lefty, he still has those pull-happy tendencies, where he collapses the back side. If youve got the guts to throw him a fastball upstairs, hes vulnerable. But if you miss, hes going to get under it and lift it.
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