6 Reasons New York Yankees Will Still Make Playoffs Despite Injuries

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6 Reasons New York Yankees Will Still Make Playoffs Despite Injuries
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Mariano Rivera will play in a final October to close out his brilliant career.

Questioning the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees' status as playoff contenders seems almost unfathomable. The franchise has been so dominant for so long that it is usually a safe bet to pencil them in for a playoff spot.

But this year their success seems a little more dubious. Between losing integral hitters like Raul Ibanez, Nick Swisher and Russell Martin to free agency and sluggers Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson to injuries, the Yankees look to be in a world of trouble.

But despite all the issues they face, the 2013 Yankees will emerge as one of the five playoff teams from the American League.

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