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Last Go-Round For Yankees' Stalwarts?

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TAMPA, Fla.—On the far wall of the Yankees’ clubhouse at Legends Field sits the locker of Alex Rodriguez. In it are a few uniforms, several shoe boxes and a glove and ball on the top shelf. All that’s missing is A-Rod, who is off recovering from hip surgery elsewhere, his return to the club unknown.

The embattled, half-broken down slugger isn’t the only Bronx Bombers’ star with an uncertain future. In a season that could be called the Yankees’ Last Stand (as we know them), six core members of the roster are preparing for what could be their final year in pinstripes.

— Mariano Rivera, 43, says he will tell us by the end of spring training whether he plans to pitch in 2014. I take that as a clue that he’ll...

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