It has only been a month since pitchers and catchers reported to camp, marking the opening of spring training. The New York Yankees have already had to deal with an inordinate number of challenges that may carry well into the season.
Some of the issues just come with the territory and are unavoidable, while others have been surprises that already force the club into a "plan B" mode.
If nothing else, this spring season certainly has kept General Manager Brian Cashman and Manager Joe Girardi from becoming complacent as opening day nears.
What the April Fools' Day lineup will look like is anyone's guess at this point, but it is clear there will need to be constant adjustments to keep the team competitive in the American League East Division.
This article examines some of the issues that have already emerged from spring training.