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Mark Teixeira Reportedly Expected To Announce Retirement Today

The New York Yankees scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference today for first-baseman Mark Teixeira.

According to multiple reports he is expected to announce his retirement, which is effective after the 2016 season.

">August 5, 2016

">August 5, 2016

The 36-year-old Yankee has played over 1,800 games since 2003. Throughout his career in the majors, he played with the Texas Rangers, the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels, in addition to his current squad.

SNY noted that over his 14-year career, Teixeira has hit 404 home runs, driven in 1,281 runs and scored 1,085 runs. His career batting average rests at .269 with a .361 OBP and .511 career slugging percentage.

The last few seasons have been rough for Teixeira. Injuries hampered his ability to play, limiting him to just 77 games this season. His struggles really began in 2013, when he missed most of the season; then, in 2014, he played just 123 games, and only 111 games in 2015.

His contract, in which he is paid over $23 million this season, expires at the end of the season.