To say that Mark Teixeira has been in a slump this season would be a gross understatement. The switch-hitting Yankees first baseman is batting .198 with just 10 homeruns this season. He is in the final year of an 8-year, $180 million deal, which came at a time when the Yankees were giving these types of deals out with relative regularity.
The 36-year old has announced that this will be his final season for the 54-54 Yankees, who will have to scrap to reach the playoffs.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to announce Friday that he will retire at the end the season, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
The Yankees have announced a news conference for 3 p.m. ET, though no reason was given.
Teixeira’s contract expires at the end of the season. The 14-year veteran is 36, and he has dealt with injuries in each of the last five seasons.