A replenished body after a winter-long diet, 13 more pounds of muscle after a brand new workout regime and a completely healthy wrist have Mark Teixeira counting down the seconds until April 6th, when the Yankees open their season against the Toronto Blue Jays.
“I’m ready to get out of here,” Teixeira told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com after he went 0-for-2 with a walk in the teams final home game of the spring.
The 34-year old approached spring training with pretty high expectations for himself, as he told reporters his goals for this season was to hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 RBI’s.
After his disastrous 2013 and 2014 seasons, these goals seem a bit farfetched, but Teixeira does seem to be on the right track. So far this spring, he’s batting .264 with one home run, four doubles and four RBIs. Outside of a hit-by-pitch that left a dinger on his knee and caused him to miss a few days earlier on in the spring, Teixeira has stayed relatively healthy through 20 games played and 53 plate appearances this spring.
The Yankees are certainly relying on their first-baseman to somewhat live up to the $22.5 M he’s owed in 2015. What do you think Yankee fans? Do you see a bounce back season for Teixeira in the making? Let us know in the comments below.
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