Derek Jeter faces physical cliff

After fantastic 2012, and an ALCS ankle injury, can the Captain keep it going?

Updated: January 10, 2013, 4:18 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Now that the nation has narrowly avoided going over the fiscal cliff, it is time to ponder a much more important question:

Can Derek Jeter somehow avoid going over the physical cliff in 2013?

By just about any yardstick, Jeter had an outstanding 2012 season, batting .316, his highest average since 2009. His on-base percentage of .362 was third-best among Yankees regulars, trailing just a superstar in his prime (Robinson Cano) and a player who specializes in OBP (Nick Swisher). At 38, ...

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