(Ouch, bro. Courtesy of the AP)
A byproduct of being an old team is the higher tendency for players to get injured. The Yankees have walked a fine line in that department in the last two seasons as they've aged, and their ability to adapt and overcome those injuries has been what's kept them at the top of the AL East while they've battled Father Time. This season, that battle is going to rage on like it never has before. The Yankees would be wise to load up on the Raid, Icy Hot, and batteries for the MRI machine (they run on batteries, right?), because the injury bug is going to be a fixture in the clubhouse in 2013.