Found November 30, 2012 on
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Derek Jeter's recovery from ankle surgery is coming along just fine — despite photos of the shortstop with a little added girth making the rounds.
Cashman saw the New York Post photos of Jeter outside a Miami hotel with the headlines "Derek Eater" and "Captain Munch" with what looks like a few extra pounds on the shortstop's normally fit body and didn't seem too concerned. Of course the comments were made right before the GM was preparing to rappel 22 stories down a Stamford, Conn. building, so he might have had other things on his mind.
"I saw that the picture said he was heavy. I can tell you he is heavy," Cashman said before a practice run down the building with former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "Even if he was, I'm not worried about Derek Jeter in that capacity in any way. You are not going to find anybody more committed to being the best he can be than Derek Jeter."
Jeter is expected to be ready on Opening Day despite the restrictions on how much he can work out. The 38-year-old is still in a walking boot and has been told by doctors to keep off his left ankle. He underwent surgery on the broken ankle in October after suffering the injury in Game 1 of the ALCS.
"He had a checkup a couple of weeks ago in North Carolina and everything is going really well," said Cashman. "The bottom line is the most important thing Derek can do right now is rest. When you're dealing with high end competitors, you're trying to make sure they stay off that foot. And we lived through that this year with Andy Pettitte."
As for the photos, Cashman joked, "It was probably a wrinkle in his shirt."
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The Internet is a cruel and wonderful place. A pic surfaced recently of Derek Jeter and in it he looked as if he has had a few too many extra helpings of Thanksgiving dinner. the Internet (specifically Buzzfeed) responded accordingly and has been bombarding the Yankees captain with these gorgeous memes. We have chosen our top five for your pleasure.
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Derek Jeter has his ankle in a walking boot and hasn’t been able to work out in a while. He’s gotten a bit bloated and there is a meme series called “Fat Derek Jeter” starting to blow up on the web.
NY POSTDerek Jeter is getting fat while recovering from ankle surgery. Look at him, he is winded from getting out of a car (I assume).
I know workouts can be tough in a walking book, but eat some salad to cut the calories. Instead, Derek looks to be on a similar diet as me. A couple of grilled cheese sandwiches for breakfast, a large pizza for lunch and another for dinner, and...
By the looks of his new bloated physique, it appears that Derek Jeter has been rehabbing his injured ankle by training with C.C. Sabathia during the offseason. BuzzFeed made a hilarious meme out of the larger than life Derek Jeter and so of course I stole the idea and ran with it, which is exactly what the Captain of the Yankees should be doing right now.
Fav NY Post caption -- Derek Eater or Captain Munch?
Sad. They couldn't come up with anything referring to the world's smallest wrists.
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“DEREK EATER: Rehabbing Jeter takes fork in the road to recovery.”
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