Yankees Opening Day starters

Drag the sliders on the images below to see how the Yankees' roster has changed by comparing the Opening Day lineup from 2013 with the likely 2014 starters. (The Yankees finished 85-77 in 2013, third place in the AL East and out of the playoffs)

First base

Kevin Youkilis (2013) hit .219 in just 28 games. Mark Teixeira (2014) returns from injury.

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Second base

Robinson Cano (2013) hit 27 home runs but signed with Seattle in December. Brian Roberts (2014) was inked to a one-year deal.

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Third base

Jayson Nix (2013) stole 13 bases in part-time duty. Kelly Johnson (2014) signed a one-year deal this offseason.

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Shortstop

Eduardo Nunez (2013) hit .260 in 90 games. Derek Jeter (2014) begins his final season.

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Catcher

Francisco Cervelli (2013) will serve as the backup this season. Brian McCann (2014) signed a five-year deal to take over the starting duties.

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Leftfield

Vernon Wells (2013) hit .233 and was released. Brett Gardner (2014) signed a four-year extension.

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Centerfield

Brett Gardner (2013) moved back to leftfield this season. Jacoby Ellsbury (2014) signed a seven-year, $153-million contract.

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Rightfield

Ichiro Suzuki (2013) posted a career-worst .639 on-base plus slugging percentage. Carlos Beltran (2014) signed a three-year, $45-million deal.

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Designated hitter

Ben Francisco (2013) started against lefties, but hit just .114. Alfonso Soriano (2014) will DH when he doesn't play the outfield.

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Starting pitcher

CC Sabathia (2013 and 2014) will start his sixth straight Yankees season opener.

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