Teixeira tells BBD that Mo won’t retire at season’s end

The following is a Bronx Baseball Daily exclusive from friend of the blog Lisa Held.

After investing in a juice company called Juice Press, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was at an event celebrating the opening of a new location and got to talking about Mariano Rivera.

Rivera has dropped hints this offseason that he might retire at the end of the season, but Teixeira isn’t buying it.

“I don’t think he’s going to retire,” Teixeira said of Mo’s possible retirement. “I really think he has at least a few seasons left in him.”

The slightly slimmed-down Teixeira is leaving for Spring Training this Thursday, after investing—personally and monetarily—in the company that makes cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices during the off-season.

Tex discovered Juice Press about four months ago, and has been drinking green juices (which are a blend of fresh fruits and vegetables) almost every day since. He’s also done several juice cleanses, periods where he refrains from eating and just drinks juice.

“My body is my life,” Teixera said at the opening in NoLita. “I have more energy and I lost 15 pounds in two or three months.”

He’s so into Juice Press that he’s backing another new location near his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

When asked if he’s told the other players about his new obsession yet, Tex said he hadn’t, but that he’s sure they’ll want in since they’re always looking for new ways to stay healthy.

Lisa Elaine Held is the Senior Staff Writer for www.WellandGoodNYC.com, a website that covers wellness culture in New York City.

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11 Responses to Teixeira tells BBD that Mo won’t retire at season’s end

  1. Joe says:

    Let's hope it helps him beat the shift.

  2. Dropping 15 pounds for him is pretty impressive. It's not like he's overweight at all.

  3. Bronx_Knight says:

    Kudos on this exclusive!

    I note that Teixeira doesn't say that Mo told him anything; Tex just says that Mo remains a fabulous pitcher and he doubts he will quit after this season. Does Ms. Held have any more detail on the basis for Tex's opinion?

  4. Randy says:

    .220 average and he's doing "juice cleanses"? I'm really beginning to worry about this dude.

  5. Tim says:

    That's weird….I remember when Mark McGwire used to make those "juicing" claims when he was helping to hawk Juiceman Juicers on late night television, right at the height of the steroid era.

    • Bronx_Knight says:

      Whoaaa, simmer down there, Tim! Tex is drinking juice and getting SMALLER, not BIGGER. It's not that kind of juice.

  6. hotdog says:

    I figure whether we see Mo on opening day or old timers day in 2013, we are very fortunate to have witnessed the best closer of all time…

  7. Would it even matter if he retired or not? Considering how big the team payroll is, there should easily be someone to step up for him. If anything, it would cut a considerable portion of the team expenditures if Rivera did decide to leave the game.