His stats are down, but Mark Teixeira's spirits are up. He's optimistic he'll break out of his season-long slump soon. Erik Boland has the story here.

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The Yankees selected shortstop Cito Culver with the 32nd overall pick in last night's first-year player draft. Boland has the story here.

No surprise here. The Washington Nationals selected Bryce Harper with the No. 1 overall pick in last night's first-year player draft. Jim Baumbach was in Secaucas to report it.