The New York Yankees have experienced numerous injury setbacks in 2013 and will need to depend more upon players promoted from the minor leagues to remain in the race for a playoff berth.
Manager Joe Girardi has been handcuffed at several key positions, and yet somehow has the team contending in the AL East. It is arguably his finest season at the helm of baseball's most storied franchise.
However, not all is rosy in the Bronx.
The team's lack of depth is starting to show as it struggles to score runs from night to night. The club currently ranks ninth in the American League in runs and twelfth in home runs—a far cry from the Yankees of the past decade.
The fourth (.215) and fifth (.191) spots in the order rank thirteenth and last respectively in the AL in batting average. That's not the kind of production one would want to see at the heart of the order.
Rather than continuing to look for quick-fix signings of players whose best years are behind them, the team will need to look within the organization for some of their solutions.
Here is a look at four Yankees currently in the minor leagues that could be playing in Yankee Stadium soon.
All non-referenced statistics courtesy of MLB.Com