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Tex's message for Yankees: Uh-oh

Slugger's admission that aging players don't get better is bitter pill for Bombers

Updated: February 7, 2013, 3:54 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Yankees pitchers and catchers don't report to spring training until Tuesday, but first baseman Mark Teixeira provided a reality check that went too unnoticed last week amid the bombshells exploding around Alex Rodriguez's latest PED scandal.

Teixeira admitted something that basically runs contrary to the Yanks' risky modus operandi this season: He said he's reconciled himself to the fact that at his age, it's probably unrealistic to expect him to perform at his previous levels.

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