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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 YES Network’s Jack Curry.
The Yankees still need to see how Jeter responds to the cortisone shot he received in his ankle, and have 12 days to make a decision. However, Nunez would most likely be the Opening Day option should Jeter land on the shelf.
This probably won’t be the first time the Captain needs to sit because of ankle soreness. Therefore, Nunez would have to be ready to fill in and play shortstop. We all know he can hit – he was basically the only guy to touch Tigers’ pitching in the playoffs last year. The real question is his defense. Nunez worked over the winter and has shown improvement this spring, but once the big lights are on him, it’s a whole different ballgame.
In three seasons, Nunez has a career .932 fielding pct. He’s committed 28 errors in 167 total games, hardly Gold Glove caliber. The Yankees have been adamant about keeping him at one spot instead of being a utility guy. The hope is is that Nunez can settle in and focus on one position, limiting his errors along the way, especially since the Yankees knew that coming into the season Jeter would be recovering from a severe injury.
With early ankle trouble for Jeter, Girardi will likely rest him more throughout the season than years past. Eduardo Nunez needs to be ready to step up. He will likely see an increase in games started over last year (13).
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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Do the math, folks. We cannot live with the status quo.If Tex is really gone, as they say might be the case, we can’t expect Youkilis to play 3B all year. He’ll kill himself. He'll play 40 games, then poof, he's gone. That will leave Jason Nix throwing to Andy Phillips, or maybe Tony Clark. No way. We have one hope: That Eduardo Nunez conquers the yips and plays SS...
Derek Jeter treated fans to some batting practice before a sore ankle sent him home early.
Domonic Brown hit his sixth homer of the spring, Kyle Kendrick threw six impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 4-1 Tuesday.
Those who came to see Jeter play his first road game of the spring left disappointed because the Yankees captain was scratched from...
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...
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...