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Joe's job just got tougher -- again

Tex's calf strain is latest Yanks injury during Girardi's rock-solid regular season

Updated: August 28, 2012, 6:46 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The way so many of his players have been going down this season, especially his pitchers, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't take any chances before Monday's series opener against Toronto when he got to the ballpark and saw closer Rafael Soriano, who had taken a hit off his throwing hand the day before in Cleveland.

Girardi pays so much attention to detail he didn't merely ask Soriano how he felt. The manager walked up and gripped Soriano's hand in a handshake, ...

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