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Know Your 40: The 2013 Yankees' 40-Man Roster Breakdown

Who exactly are the occasionally mysterious names on the 40-man roster that the Yankees will carry into Spring Training?

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Know Your 40: Jayson Nix

Jayson Nix is versatile, but is he really any use?

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Know Your 40: Lyle Overbay

Lyle Overbay has been a better pickup than anyone had ever dreamed, but he needs to find a way to be productive despite his shortcomings.

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Know Your 40: Preston Claiborne

Claiborne's not quite a 19th century English gent, but he's reportedly the newest Yankees pitcher on the 40-man roster.

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Know Your 40: Ichiro Suzuki

Showing his age or not, the future Hall of Famer is a Yankee for the next two years. Will he be the Ichiro of the second half last year or the Ichiro in decline for the rest of the previous two seasons?

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Know Your 40: Chris Stewart

Pitch framing genius? Defensively overrated waste of a roster spot? Mage? A little of Column A, a little of Column B, to be determined on Column C.

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Know Your 40: CC Sabathia

CC's one of three Yankees currently signed to huge deals that run through 2016, but unlike Tex and A-Rod, it's hard to say he hasn't been earning his money.

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Know Your 40: Francisco Rondon

The lefty reliever looked good in Spring Training, but does his age and slow development give him much hope for the future?

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Know Your 40: A-Rod

It will be awhile before A-Rod returns to the Yankees, but what can be expected of him after another hip surgery?

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Know Your 40: David Robertson

Can Robertson's Houdini act sustain a move to the ninth inning in place of Mariano Rivera after this year?

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Know Your 40: Mariano Rivera

The man who needs no introduction.

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Know Your 40: Jose Ramirez

After an extremely impressive showing in big league Spring Training, can one of the Yankees' top pitching prospects continue his success in the upper level of the minor leagues in 2013?

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Know Your 40: Michael Pineda

Can Pineda regain the status he had when the Yankees traded their top prospect for him in 2012 after recovering from a torn labrum?

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Know Your 40: Brennan Boesch

In their frantic search for an outfielder, the Yankees gave this man a major-league contract and a spot on the 40-man roster. Was there a good reason, or was Cashman just wigging out on Vicodin?

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Know Your 40: David Phelps

Can last year's long reliever beat out Ivan Nova for the fifth starter spot out of Spring Training?

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Know Your 40: Andy Pettitte

The veteran lefty's back for his first full season at the rodeo in three years. Can he turn back the clock?

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Know Your 40: Eduardo Nunez

Nunez might be the most difficult player to decode on the Yankees' roster. What can you make of him?

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Know Your 40: Ivan Nova

Can the 2011 rookie pitching sensation return to form, or did 2012 prove that season to be an anomaly?

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Know Your 40: Melky Mesa

Can the outfielder with tools for days cut down on his strikeouts and become a viable option for the majors?

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Know Your 40: Boone Logan

Is the 'pen's top lefty really so bad?

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Know Your 40: Shawn Kelley

The new reliever pitched decently in Seattle, but how will he fare in more hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium?

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Know Your 40: Hiroki Kuroda

Mecha-Godzilla returns to wreak havoc on the American League East.

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Know Your 40: Corban Joseph

After a breakout season in 2012, could the kid we affectionately call CoJo end up breaking into the majors as Robinson Cano's replacement?

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Know Your 40: Derek Jeter

Can The Captain return from a broken ankle injury in the 2012 ALCS to follow up his impressively strong season with another in 2013?

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Know Your 40: Travis Hafner

"Pronk" was once one of the most menacing hitters in the league. Can he recapture that feeling in a part-time role to avoid injury?

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Know Your 40: Phil Hughes

Homer-happy Hughes should be less homer-happy. Discuss.

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Know Your 40: Curtis Granderson

2011's breakout star had a pretty poor follow-up in 2012 despite 43 homers. What's in store for Granderson in 2013?

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Know Your 40: Brett Gardner

After missing all but sixteen games of the 2012 season, the Yankee outfielder will be looking for a bounce back, healthy season. The question is, should he still be in left field, or should he take over his probably rightful spot in center?

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Know Your 40: Ramon Flores

The Yankees' outfield picture is wide open for prospects to break into the major league scene. Ramon Flores is one of the prospects vying for that job.

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Know Your 40: Cody Eppley

Eppley's got 99 problems, but a righty hitter ain't one. Unfortunately, those 99 problems are lefthanded.

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Know Your 40: Joba Chamberlain

From weird rules to rotation controversies to trampolines, it has sure been a wacky six-year career for Joba in pinstripes. What will Year Seven bring?

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Know Your 40: Cesar Cabral

Will one of the highlights of last year's Spring Training successfully recover from injury to make an impact on this year's edition?

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Know Your 40: Francisco Cervelli

The former backup from 2009-11 is determined to regain his reputation and be the Opening Day starter. Can he do it?

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Know Your 40: Robinson Cano

As the Yankees' best player approaches free agency, will it be his last season in pinstripes?

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Know Your 40: Dellin Betances

Come on a journey down the rabbit hole of the minor-league career of perhaps the Yankees' most bizarre pitching prospect.

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Know Your 40: Manny Banuelos

The Yankees' top prospect from 2012 missed most of the season to injury and is set to miss all of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Can he regain his top prospect status when he returns?

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Know Your 40: Zoilo Almonte

Is Zoilo for real or was his 2012 a flash in the pan?

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Know Your 40: David Adams

It's been a rough road back from an infamous ankle injury in 2010, but is there still hope for David Adams in the Yankees' organization?

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Know Your 40: David Aardsma

After missing nearly all of the last two seasons, can the former Mariners closer return to his old form?

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