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Tex: Time to start the season

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 01, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mark Teixeira was 3 for 3 today with a homer and three RBI. “I wish the season was starting tomorrow,” he said.

Counting the games against Team USA and Team Canada, Teixeira hit .424 this spring with three homers and 11 RBI over 22 games. Teixeira has been particularly hot of late, going 8 of 13 with two homers and seven RBI over the last five games.

A career .259 hitter in April, Teixeira hopes his strong spring training will carry over.

“I feel really good right now. (Hitting coach) Kevin Long and I have worked extremely hard together and built a good relationship,” Teixeira said. “This is the best I’ve felt leaving camp probably my entire career.”

Not much else to report. Xavier Nady said his elbow is fine and he’ll take BP tomorrow. CC said he was ready to go.

The Yankees refuted the report on Bob Sheppard retiring. Team officials said they spoke to his son Paul, who denied making the statements attributed to him. But Mr. Sheppard is 98, in ill health and has not worked a game since 2007. The odds of his return are slim. Hopefully he’s able to announce a game or two this season.

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