Despite changes, business as usual for Jeter

Despite changes, business as usual for Jeter

BOSTON -- There are a few new faces in the Yankees' clubhouse, but as far as Derek Jeter is concerned, there wasn't too much of a ripple effect from Thursday's wild non-waiver Trade Deadline. It is business as usual for the captain.

"It is more an adjustment for the guys coming in," Jeter said. "The guys that are here, it isn't really an adjustment. For us as players, we don't have to adjust to new guys. We just want them to do things that they have always done."

Jeter said that he liked the Yankees' moves, adding infielder Stephen Drew, infielder/outfielder Martin Prado and right-hander Esmil Rogers in advance of Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, but Jeter also is giving thought to the players subtracted from the roster.

"Anytime you have moves, people leave," Jeter said. "I am sad to see guys leave. Brian [Roberts], Kelly [Johnson], [Vidal] Nuno, these are guys you get an opportunity to get to know. You have two sides to everything. You are happy to be playing with new guys, but at the same time, you are sad to see guys go. That's what you have to juggle."

With the Yankees entering play on Friday three games over .500 at 55-52, five games back of the Orioles in the American League East, Jeter said that his team needs to win more games but is still in control of its situation.

"We are in a spot that everyone would like to be in," Jeter said. "We win our games, we are in good shape. That's where you like to be."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.