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Mark Teixeira hits 350th career home run (Video)

The last two years or so have mostly been filled with frustration for New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. He lost most of his 2013 season to an injury and his production has started to decline recently.

2014 has been off to a much better start, with Teixeira already thumping eight home runs in just 26 games of action. His slash line is solid too, sitting at .272/.380/.554. As long as he continues to stay healthy things might finally be looking up for the veteran slugger.

On Saturday Teixeira added a nice career milestone as he delivered his 350th career home run in the bottom of the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In his time with the Yankees Teixeira has been able to put up good power numbers, hitting at least 24 home runs in all four seasons save for 2012 and at least 30 home runs in three of those seasons.

If his batting average and on-base skills can continue to keep up at a reasonable pace, Teixeira can still be an elite offensive player for the Yankees. The more he is able to contribute in that fashion, the happier the team will be and the more career milestones he will surpass in the coming seasons.

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