Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/15/12
Derek Jeter said his left ankle was well enough for him to play shortstop Friday night — and told Yankees manager Joe Girardi as much.  But he still found himself in the designated hitter slot for a second straight game. After aggravating the bone bruise Wednesday, while running out a grounder in Boston, Jeter insisted the   injury was "no big deal." The Captain was so insistent he repeated it about half a dozen times to reporters even after he was escorted off the field by Girardi and the team trainer. Jeter backed up his own diagnosis by getting two more hits last night against the Tampa Bay Rays, but Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman are casting a far darker shadow on Jeter's condition.  Both suggested that their star player's injury could nag him for the rest of the season. "He's banged up, but he's playing through it," said Cashman before Friday night's game.  "We want him to get better, but it's one of those things it's hard to get better (while you're playing).  I thi...
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