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How Important Is Mark Teixeira’s Health to the Yankees’ 2014 Success?

class="ui-droppable">Last season is one that Mark Teixeira and Yankees' fans would just as soon forget.  When "Tex" hurt his wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic 2013, it became a lost cause.

The Yankees never really adequately made up for the injury, and it was the first in a series of key setbacks the team experienced in recording its lowest win total (85) since the strike-shortened 1995 season.

Just how much Teixeira's injury directly affected the club's mediocre performance can be up for debate, but a look at the numbers suggests it was a major factor in the Yankees missing the postseason for just the second time in 19 years.

In his first three seasons in pinstripes, Teixeira played in 97 percent of the team's ...

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