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Levine also did not commit to slugger Alex Rodriguez playing out his contract through the 2017 season when he joined "Sunday Morning with Ian O'Connor" on ESPN 98.7 FM on Sunday. "I think we can (win a 28th title)," Levine said. "I think we have to play better. I think everybody is going to have to step up their contribution. I think that injuries are part of the game and this is a giant loss, but we have enough very talented baseball players on this team that if they play up to what they're capable of, even the loss of Derek Jeter, which is a big obstacle, can be overcome. "But we're going to have to play a lot better than we played last night."