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Derek Jeter faced the media for the first time since doctors found another break in his left ankle last month. While it was nice to see the Captain wearing Yankee blue again, Jeter really didn't have any groundbreaking news to announce. When asked when we can expect to see him back in pinstripes, Jeter was vague but straightforward. "I have no doubt I'll be back," Jeter said. "But I'm not giving a timetable because I don't want to disappoint myself or anyone else." He looked fit and was in good spirits during the 30 minute Tampa presser and even joked with some of the regular beat reporters. Jeter said he was wearing a protective boot but, once again, kept repeating his mantra of not putting a timetable on his return. "It's been a difficult process ... it's been a frustrating process," he said. "Just when you're close to coming back, you have a set back. I guess it's part of the healing process ... Unfortunately, it's taking more time than I anticipated." As for returning by the All-Star break, the popular Yankee joked, "I'm not gonna say but when I come back I'll be well rested." Jeter said the new break is in the same bone but in a different spot. "I'm not sure when I did it but when I wasn't able to run I had it checked out." He said there was never any doubt about "coming back and playing the same" but is leaving his return date up to the doctors. "The doctors say when it heals, I'll be fine," he added. "The biggest hurdles are the doctors and CT scans ... you can't fake a CT scan." Jeter also admitted he missed playing and he "didn't need" his teammate Mariano Rivera's comeback from a serious knee injury at an "advanced age" as motivation to come back. "Mo is Mo," he said. After Jeter laughed that he didn't have the MLB package and can't watch all of the Yankees' games, he was asked if there was anything he wanted to tell Yankees fans. Jeter got serious and simply said, "I'll be back soon."
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Yesterday, the tortured Voice of Reverse Juju - Alphonso - called out the Yankee farm system, contending that the only reason it has a top 10 list of prospects is that is has 10 players. The words stung like rubbing alcohol after a botched Gillette MACH 3 Turbo Razor shave. No one who read it could ever again drive through Scranton or Trenton without shuddering with despair.To...
During a press conference yesterday, New York Yankees
shortstop Derek Jeter told reporters – including Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York
– that he has “no doubt” that he’ll return at some point this season.
Jeter said that he has to wait for the broken bone in his
foot to heal. At that point, the Yankees’ captain will be able to pick up his
level of activate.
As the current New York Yankees' active roster continues to surprise
fans and keep the Yankees afloat, some of the Yankees’ injured stars inch
closer to their projected return dates. The Yankees are 12-9, 2.5 games behind
in the A.L. East as play begins on April 26. Here is the latest Yankees’ injury
Recent reports showed a crack in the same...
Derek Jeter has no doubt he will return to the New York Yankees
this season at the same level that made him one of baseball's most
Kevin Youkilis was once again unable to suit up for the New York Yankees last night, the fifth-straight game he's been sidelined due to a back ailment. If the corner infielder isn't ready to return by Saturday, manager Joe Girardi told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- that Youkilis could be placed on the disabled list.
Girardi said Youkilis is dealing...
Mason Williams may just need some driving lessons.
The 21-year-old Yankees prospect was pulled over early Thursday morning in Tampa for when an officer saw him weaving and traveling about 10 mph over the speed limit, according to TampaBay.com.
Williams allegedly displayed “clues of impairment,” so the officer arrested him. However, when Williams took a breath test, he was reportedly...
Ivan Nova (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
The New York Yankees are never short on drama, but this season might take the cake.
Just look at the last 48 hours:
- Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays for the second night in a row, 6-4.
- Organization’s top prospect Mason Williams got a DUI at 3am. Mason passed the blood alcohol test but failed the road test...
David Phelps provided four innings of one-run baseball to replace the injured Nova.
Toronto Blue Jays 4 — New York Yankees 6
Yankees pull together and overcome early injuries in tonight’s 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The injury bug could not wait to get the Yankees tonight. In the first inning, just five pitches into the game, Francisco Cervelli would be forced to...
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has left New York's game against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night after being hit on the right hand by a foul tip with the fifth pitch of the first inning.
Cervelli was holding his throwing hand just above his knee when Rajai Davis fouled a pitch from Ivan Nova straight back. Cervelli immediately looked at his hand and flexed it several times...
Yankees first basemen Mar Teixeira will not be ready to return to the team on May 1. The return of Teixeira to the lineup will not happen until his injured wrist responds favorably to increased activity.
Teixeira tore the tendon sheath in his right wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic.
“Obviously, I was being as optimistic as I could,” said Teixeira. “I wish...
The Yankees play in game two of their four game set with the Blue Jays tonight from the Bronx. After winning the opener last night, Ivan Nova takes the ball in his fourth start of the season. Josh Johnson, who was originally scheduled to start for the Jays, has been scratched with tightness in his triceps. Former Yankee Aaron Laffey will get the start instead. Kevin Youkilis will...
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had been aiming to return from the disabled list on May 1. However, he told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- yesterday that he's now acknowledging that he will not meet this target as he continues to recover from his wrist injury.
"Obviously, I was being as optimistic as I could,"
Teixeira said. "...
Police say New York Yankees outfield prospect Mason Williams has been charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Florida.
Tampa police say the 21-year-old was driving a 2012 Range Rover in an erratic manner early Thursday and was clocked at about 53 mph in a 40 mph speed zone.
A police report says Williams appeared impaired when he performed field sobriety...
Sorry for the lack of posting, I've been distracted by the Knicks-Celtics playoff series and work. Anyway, here are the pitching matchups for Yanks-Jays:
Game 1: Tonight @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 2.35) vs. LHP Mark Buehrle (1-0, 5.87)
Game 2: Friday @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
RHP Ivan Nova (1-1, 6.14) vs. RHP Josh Johnson...