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Derek Jeter Out for the Year; Yankees Must Plan for Future Without Captain

When it rains in New York, it pours. Derek Jeter re-injured his surgically-repaired left ankle yet again this week and now his season is over. So even if the New York Yankees somehow stumble into the playoffs, they’ll be without their beloved captain.

The kicker here is Jeter will be 40 years old when the 2014 MLB season rolls around, which when he has vowed to return for yet another go-around with the Bronx Bombers. But as we already said earlier this week, the Yankees have got to figure something else out because a .500 team with a bunch of players eligible for nursing home living isn’t going to cut it in the Big Apple.

Another funny aspect is the resilient way Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterated over and over that Jeter will be back in pinstripes and starting at shortstop in 2014. Why in the world he’s so confident in an old player whose ankle is being held together with duct tape we’ll never know. But we will find out if his vows are true. Stay tuned.

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