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Red Sox, Yankees may open without stars

TAMPA — Resident icons David Ortiz and Derek Jeter may not be ready for Opening Day, April 1, when the Red Sox and Yankees meet at Yankee Stadium.

It’s a given with Ortiz, and now Jeter is dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired left ankle. While Yankees general manager Brian Cashman throws in the caveat that Jeter defies logic or “always finds a way to work through things,” he isn’t sure about Jeter’s ability to make the Opening Day lineup.

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