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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Why only two Yankees All-Stars?

By Mike Mazzeo

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees have just two All-Stars (Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano) in Tuesday night's game at Citi Field -- the lowest number for the franchise in a single season since 1993 (Wade Boggs and Jimmy Key).

Let's take a look at why:

1. Hiroki Kuroda (8-6, 2.65 ERA) had the credentials, but American League manager Jim Leyland opted for Baltimore's Chris Tillman.

2. David Robertson (2.11 ERA) had a chance to be voted in by the fans for the final roster spot, but Toronto's Steve Delabar won instead.

3. Six-time All-Star CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.07 ERA) didn't have an All-Star-worthy first half. Neither did 10-time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki (.283, six home runs, 13 stolen bases).

4. Injuries, injuries, injuries. Alex Rodriguez (14-time All-Star), Derek Jeter (13), Curtis Granderson (three) and Mark Teixeira (two) are all hurt.

Click here for a complete history of Yankees All-Stars by season.