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New York Yankees: Winners and Losers from First Month of Action
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Girardi has somehow managed to keep the Yankees in contention through the first month.

Through the first month of the 2013 season, the New York Yankees have defined themselves as the team that overcomes setbacks.

They knew coming into the regular season that the first month would be a challenge.  With Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira all expected to be out until May 1, the club's prognosis was grim. 

As the first few weeks passed, it became clearer that May 1 was not a realistic goal for the injured Yankees stars.  Another fracture was discovered in Jeter's ankle and Teixeira's wrist is not far enough along for him to rejoin the club.  Only Granderson has shown promise in being able to return to the lineup, and he hopes to be back in the Bronx in early May.

In spite of the setbacks, manager Joe Girardi has the team sitting third in the AL East Division and in a wild-card spot as the first month comes to a close.

The numerous injuries the Yankees have had to deal with opened up opportunities for players otherwise relegated to coming off the bench.  Some of those players have made the most of their chances while others have seen their shots at glory pass them by. 

This article takes a look at a few of the Bombers' winners and losers from April.

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