Watch as Mark Teixeira ends a 74-day, 174 at-bat home run-less drought on Sunday when he hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 loss for the New York Yankees; Teixeira's last home run came back on April 13.
Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Hits Fourth HR of Season, Ending 74 Day, 174 At-Bat Homerless Drought (Video)
The New York Yankees have announced that they have signed Nolan Martinez, the team's third round pick from the 2016 MLB Draft, to a deal and have given him a $1.15 million signing bonus; with the signing of Martinez, it leaves just first round draft pick Blake Rutherford as the only draft pick from the Yankees in the first ten rounds who has yet to sign; players have until July 15 to sign their deals with the teams.
Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Finishes Rehab at Class-AAA Scranton Going 0-for-4, Set to Return on Saturday
On Thursday night, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira finished his rehab stint with the Class-AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre by going 0-for-4 against Class-AAA Toledo and 1-for-9 (.111) with an RBI in the three games; Teixeira will take Friday off and rejoin the Yankees on Saturday when the Yankees play the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium; Teixeira was hitting .180 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games before he hit the disabled list earlier in the month.
The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right-handed relief pitcher Layne Somsen off waivers from the New York Yankees; Somsen, whom the Yankees claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds in May, was designated for assignment by the Yankees after the team needed a roster spot when they signed Ike Davis earlier in the month.
In his second rehab game this week for the Class-AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Mark Teixeira went 1-for-2 with a walk on Wednesday in a 1-0 win over Class-AAA Toledo; Teixeira is now hitting .200 (1-for-5) with an RBI and a walk, and will play in one more rehab game with Scranton before he comes back to the Yankees on Saturday.