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The Yankees are bracing for the idea of Derek Jeter possibly starting the season on the disabled list after he experienced soreness in his surgically repaired ankle.
As reported by Newsday as of now Jeter is slated to return to the field Friday for workout, in order to gauge whether or not he’ll be ready to go for Opening Day. The always optimistic Jeter stated the following:
“I wouldn’t call it a setback,…It’s what’s supposed to happen, from what I’ve been told. Even the last couple days when I talked to the doc, he said it’s supposed to happen. It’s all normal. Everything’s fine. Ligaments, the bone, everything’s perfect. It’s just that’s what happens after you have surgery.”
But just in case the team captain is not ready to start for Opening Day the Yankees have arranged for him to do a minor league stint, which would cause him to miss the first 4 games of the season, before being eligible to return on April 6.
As of now, Jeter’s fate for the opening of the season remains a waiting game dependent on how Jeter feels. There remains just two weeks before game one for Jeter to get as close to 100% as possible.
The Yankees have also discussed the possibility of Jeter being the designated hitter to open the season, with Eduardo Nunez playing shortstop. Either way this is a very hobbled and old Yankees starting roster to enter 2013.
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Yeah, so remember the other day when I said Jeter would be fine? Well that might not be the case:Instead of opening the season at shortstop, Derek Jeter could wind up opening it on the disabled list.
General manager Brian Cashman acknowledged the possibility yesterday after Jeter had a cortisone shot to recover from inflammation in his left ankle.
“We can’t rule it out...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter got back on the field in Tampa on Friday to take part in batting and fielding drills after being scratched from Tuesday’s lineup.
He commented on the plan to ship him to the minors for the rest of spring training and the status of his ankle.
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Yesterday instead of playing against the Phillies, New York Yankees Derek Jeter went to the doctor.
Jeter’s trademark play. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Skipper Joe Girardi said that Jeter’s surgically repaired ankle was feeling cranky.
But according to the New York Daily News, Jeter was sent to Dr. Daniel Murphy where he had an MRI that showed mild inflammation in his ankle...
Derek Jeter's ankle will keep him out of Major League exhibition games for the rest of spring training. He will play only in minor league games the rest of the way out. The move comes after Jeter felt soreness in his ankle and an inflammation was discovered.
Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports says the move to have Jeter play in minor league games could be strategic. By...
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says shortstop Derek Jeter will play only in minor league spring training games for the rest of spring training.
The move could cut short how much time Jeter would miss if he starts the season on the 15-day disabled list. By not playing in major league exhibitions, the Yankees want to be able to backdate Jeter's start time on the...
The New York Yankees may have to start the season without their veteran shortstop. Derek Jeter's ankle has not held up well to him playing in the field, and he is now battling inflammation. The future Hall of Famer has received a cortisone shot, but there is a chance he missed Opening Day.
According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, the Yankees' GM Brian Cashman...
Derek Jeter was out of the New York Yankees lineup for the second consecutive day Wednesday because of inflammation in his surgically-repaired left ankle.
The shortstop received a shot of cortisone Wednesday morning after he reported stiffness a day earlier and will be sitting out a few more days.
While Jeter tries to rebound from the broken ankle in time for Opening Day, general...
Eduardo Nunez’s role with the Yankees has become increasingly important, especially now since Derek Jeter’s surgically repaired ankle is causing him to miss some spring training games. Yesterday, manager Joe Girardi wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Jeter would be the Opening Day DH. Today, GM Brian Cashman wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a DL stint, according to...
Eduardo Nunez might find himself in the middle of things come opening day.
Nunez got a hit, drove in a run and made an error while filling in at shortstop for Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Wednesday.
Before the game, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he didn't know whether Jeter will be available to play in the opener on April 1. The...
The Yankees will take on AL East foe Boston today from Tampa, Fla., which will be the last time the two teams see each other until Opening Day on April 1, when the games really count.
Shortstop Derek Jeter will sit out again, after being diagnosed with mild inflammation in his surgically repaired left ankle. While Jeter isn’t too concerned about the expected soreness, manager Joe...
Eduardo Nunez got a hit, drove in a run and made an error while filling in for shortstop Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Wednesday.
Before the game, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he didn't know whether Jeter will be available to play on opening day. Jeter got an anti-inflammatory shot in his surgically repaired left ankle and missed...
When the baseball news starts getting more urgent, you know that Opening Day is near.
Well, the news was urgent Thursday, on three different fronts.
Item: Derek Jeter could open season on disabled list.
Such a plan actually is in the works; Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Jeter would not play in any more major-league games this spring, enabling the club...