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.