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“"I'm very confident in that," Cashman said by phone. "Look at our pitching staff, and we're running out Robinson Cano, running out Derek Jeter, running out Kevin Youkilis, eventually running out Tex and Granderson, a 40-homer center fielder. We're running out high-end players, so when we get our guys back healthy, we're going to be fine." Two days after breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle in a skydiving jump to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, Cashman maintained that Teixeira's injury did nothing to temper his postseason expectations. "No, baseball is a six-month season," he said. "We've got to plug some holes. Injuries are part of the game, and in the past we've found ways to survive when they've hit." The Yankees have made the playoffs every season since the 1994 players' strike except for 2008. But significant injuries, the advanced age of some players, a loss of power hitters from their roster, and yet another PED scandal involving Rodriguez have inspired some to predict the end of that staggering run.
The story that we're too old gets written so much that at some point they'll be right. We're dealing with challenging injuries now, but we usually find a way to get through them.” -- Yankees GM Brian Cashman