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Brian Cashman remains confident

The Yankees had a somewhat disappointing stretch last week. With three huge series -- Red Sox, Rays and Mets -- on tap, the Yankees split two games at home against the Red Sox, got swept in two games against the Rays at home, and then lost two of three to the Mets at Citi Field.

The Yankees move on to Minnesota tonight for the start of a three-game series against the AL Central-leading Twins.

But Yankees GM Brian Cashman isn't worried. In fact, Cashman is simply looking at the track records of his player, including his veterans. He isn't worried about Mark Teixeira's batting average (.209), Derek Jeter's on-base percentage (.320) or that CC Sabathia is giving up home runs more than usual (Jason Bay hit two off of Sabathia on Sunday).

"Our team has hit a spell here that tests your mettle, and that's what you experience every year," Cashman told Newsday's Jim Baumbach in today's story. "You just got to find a way to fight through it until things start going back on line."

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