Will Yoder
Thursday May 10th, 2012

After a visit to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been diagnosed with "severely inflamed airways," according to the New York Post.

“I was getting no air,” Teixeira told the paper. “I’ve never gotten over the cough I’ve had all year.”

"The doctor said I was 100 percent healthy except for the airways,” Teixeira said. “But anything could irritate it.”

The Yankees first baseman is off to the worst start of his career. Through 29 games this season he has hit .217/.270/.374 with four home runs and 17 RBI. Last year he hit .247/.341/.494 with 39 home runs and 111 RBI. The 32-year-old has a career 162 game average of .280/.370/.528 with 37 home runs and 119 RBI.

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