Mark Teixeira to retire

The New York Yankees will be holding a press conference today announcing the retirement of first baseman Mark Teixeira

First reported by Buster Olney from ESPN, Teixeira – who previously played for the Texas Rangers, will retire at the end of this season at age 36.

Though Teixeira hasn’t had the best year so far – hitting just .198 so far – this will still be another blow to Yankees fans, following in the wake of the Carlos Beltran trade.

Mark Teixeira’s career stats

Teixeira has had a great career. Here are some highlights:

  • 1,281 RBIs
  • 5 Gold Gloves
  • 3 All-Star games
  • 404 Home Runs

Teixeira would have been a free agent at the end of this season, as he is in the final year of his $180 million contract.

Check out some past Mark Teixeira highlights

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