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Jeter came back to hang with his teammates.
Injuries and age have buried the 2013 New York Yankees into a pit that may be too deep to escape.
Fortunately for the broken-down Bombers, the team has compiled a 42-34 record and stands just 2.5 games out of first place. However, as fiercely competitive as the AL East is, the key down the stretch for the Yankees will be sustainability, which is something they don't have.
Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are out of commission for the foreseeable future, the former considering season-ending surgery on his right wrist and the latter on the disabled list until at least September after back surgery.
Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter are both making progress is their rehabilitation processes. It's unlikely that Granderson will return to play before the All-Star break, so the Yankees can't expect either until mid-July.
Alex Rodriguez will begin a rehab assignment in Single-A Tampa on July 1, but does the big club even want him and his baggage back?
Veterans Lyle Overbay (.227, 0 HRs), Vernon Wells (.115, 0 HRs) and Travis Hafner (.143, 3 HRs) have all fallen back to Earth in June after hot starts to the season—as has the team itself, which is just 10-11 this month.
The Yankees won't be sellers at the trade deadline but may look to add a bat or two as Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner have been the only consistent offensive hitters in the lineup.
Did someone say Manny?