Originally written on Standing O Sports  |  Last updated 4/13/14
Derek Jeter sat out Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox because it was a day game after a night game, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Girardi even made a somewhat controversial statement when asked why he chose to have Jeter sit out. “Well first of all, it’€™s what, April 13? As I said, I have to manage him with a focus of winning games and keeping him healthy, not at being a farewell tour,”€ Girardi said. “€œI wasn’t hired to put on a farewell tour.” (NJ.com)The Yankees have only played 13 games, and Derek Jeter is sitting for the 3rd time. Now, we’re finding out there was a whole lot more to that. Jeter is actually battling tightness in his quad and Girardi felt a 2nd day to rest, with a day off on Monday, would be beneficial to the Yankee captain. Jeter is reportedly not happy about not playing, but either way, this is not good. He will be 40-years-old come June, and quad injuries tend to linger for more than just a few days. The best case scenario is the next t...
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