Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/3/12

The New York Post called Derek Jeter fat and embarrassed the Yankees shortstop by running a photo of him last week that made him look overweight. They followed up that photo with a nugget on Sunday saying Jeter was “pigging out” at a restaurant. It looks like their reports are inaccurate, and we have photo evidence that proves otherwise. MLB Network tweeted out the above photo on Monday, and they say it was taken on Sunday when Jeter and former MLB player/current analyst Harold Reynolds had lunch. Jeter also laughed off the New York Post’s story, which called him “Captain Eater.” “I thought it was pretty funny,” Jeter told “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio. “I guess there’s a lot of things you can do with a picture. The funny thing is we were just talking about, before then, the day or two before then, people were telling me I lost a lot of weight, and then two days later I’m on the front page of the New York Post. They had a little fun with it. But it’s over and done with. “Hey listen, I’m not battling the New York Post,” Jeter continued. “That’s a no-win situation. I guess they do what they do, they had fun with it. I got messages with a lot of different people asking me what I’m doing.” So, unless Jeter was doing a massive stomach suck-in for the ages, it looks like he wasn’t as fat as the Post made him seem. He actually looks pretty good for a guy who can’t exercise thanks to his foot being in a boot.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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