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Potential Milestones: September 2, 2013

Robinson Cano will look to shoot up the Yankees’ all-time home runs list this week. (Elsa/Getty Images)

As the New York Yankees prepare to get another series started, it’s time to take a look once again at which career milestones are in play for some Yankee stars.

Second baseman Robinson Cano has 202 career home runs, which leaves him tied with Bill Dickey for 15th place on the Yankees’ all-time list. One more blast would move Cano into a tie with Roger Maris (203) for 14th place. In theory, Cano could plausibly tie Dave Winfield (205) for 13th place in this series.

While on the topic of home runs, Mark Reynolds stands two shy of the 200 home run mark, which will serve as a nice career milestone for one of the Yankees’ newest additions.

Derek Jeter is the only other Yankee approaching milestones at the plate. The Yankees captain needs just two hits to tie Eddie Collins, Sr. (3,313) for ninth place on Baseball’s all-time list. Jeter is also just eight hits away from tying Paul Molitor (3,319) for eighth place.

Hits aren’t the only milestone in play for Jeter. He remains stuck on 348 steals, just two shy of hitting the 350 mark for his career.

Multiple relief pitchers could also achieve milestones in the upcoming series. David Robertson, who currently has 328 games pitches, trails Jeff Nelson (331) for 15th place on the Yankees’ all-time list. Mariano Rivera’s 1,163 strikeouts leaves him four shy of Bob Shawkey (1,167) for eighth place on the Yankees’ all-time strikeouts list.

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