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Mark Teixeira to retire at end of the season

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It seems like more changes are going to be coming to the New York Yankees this season. The Yankees have seen Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, and Ivan Nova have been traded to contenders before the 4 pm trade deadline on August 1st, The next Yankee leaving the team will not happen until seasons end.

It was announced earlier this morning that New York Yankees 1st baseman Mark Teixeira would be retiring, effective at the end of the season. He is 36 years old and has been in baseball for 13 seasons in which he played for the New York Yankees for eight seasons, Texas Rangers for five seasons, Atlanta Braves for two seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels for one season.

He has had a decent 13-year career in which he made it to the mid-summer classic three times (2005, 2009, 2015), five times he won the Gold Glove Award (2005,2006,2009,2010,2012), and he has one World Series ring ( 2009 with the New York Yankees). Another stat that he has is that he is 5th among the All-Time Home Runs by Switch Hitters. He trails Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray, Chipper Jones, and Carlos Beltran. In all honesty, that is not a bad class to be included in as two are already Hall of Famers in Mantle and Murray. Chipper Jones and Carlos Beltran are going to be going to the Hall of Fame when the time comes.

The press conference where Mark Teixeria will make this official will be happening on August 5, 2016 at 3 pm est on the YES Network.

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