New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, points to his ankle as he talks with first base coach Mick Kelleher during a workout at baseball spring training, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Associated Press
Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki throws to first base during a spring training baseball workout on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)The Associated Press
Derek Jeter in New York. Victor Martinez in Detroit. Carl Crawford in Los Angeles.
All around baseball, division races may be decided not by offseason moves or midsummer surprises — but by how often teams can keep their top players on the field.
Jeter broke his left ankle in last year's AL championship series. Martinez missed the whole season after hurting his left knee. Crawford was traded to the Dodgers but hasn't played for them yet because of reconstructive elbow surgery.
With Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki also on the list, you could put together a pretty good lineup just of players coming back from serious injuries.