Joe Girardi understands Derek Jeter is 39 coming back from two fractured bones in the left ankle and a right quadriceps injury.
Nevertheless the Yankees’ manager understands Jeter’s value to his team that is on the brink of falling out of the AL East race.
“I wouldn’t hesitate to play him two in a row and go from there ‘’ Girardi said of Jeter who was at short and batted second against Dodger right-hander Zack Greinke in Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss.
It was Jeter’s second game since coming off the disabled list Sunday. He went 0-for4.
* Girardi said it’s possible Curtis Granderson (fractured left pinkie) could return from the disabled list this weekend in San Diego. Last night for Double-A Trenton Granderson went 1 for 3 with a triple and a walk against Harrisburg. Granderson played left field.
In the same game David Phelps (strained right forearm) gave up a run and four hits in four innings.
* Hiroki Kuroda will pitch his 58th game at Dodger Stadium tonight but the first without ...