Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter will once again be missing from New York's lineup tonight at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
While Matsui's absence is considered precautionary, Jeter lacing up the cleats was never considered.
Jeter has also suffered an oblique injury in past seasons, and it was responsible for a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
The team does not ultimately want to risk additional injury for Jeter, and further derail a Yankees train already riding off the tracks.
Andy Pettitte will have to pitch brilliantly against the league's best lineup, as the offensive firepower behind him will resemble a cap gun more so than a stick of dynamite.
The Yankees need a win badly, and we shall see if the elder statesman will help to supply one.