NEW YORK -- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he plans to retire at the end of the season.
Slowed by injuries, the 36-year-old switch-hitting first baseman is batting .198 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs. A three-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner, he is in the final season of a $180 million, eight-year contract. His 404 home runs are fifth among switch-hitters, trailing only Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504), Chipper Jones (468) and Carlos Beltran (415).
Greg Bird, a 23-year-old who missed this season following shoulder surgery, is projected by the Yankees as Teixeira's successor (see full story).
Former Phillie Schierhotlz suspended for PEDs
NEW YORK -- Former big league outfielder Nate Schierholtz has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance under baseball's minor league drug program.
The 32-year-old, currently a free agent, tested positive for Ibutamoren, a growth hormone secretagogue, the commissioner's office said Friday.
Schierholtz started the season with Detroit's Triple-A team in Toledo. He was released May 23.
He hit .253 with 52 homers and 228 RBIs for San Francisco (2007-12), Philadelphia (2012), the Chicago Cubs (2013-14) and Washington (2014).