Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/12/12
The Yankees are already looking ahead to October. After Derek Jeter came up lame after lunging for first base, Joe Girardi made the decision to remove him from the game. Jeter reinjured a left ankle bone bruise while trying to beat out a single on Wednesday night. The Yankees will need their captain if they hope to play well into October. Jeter's had a resurgence this season competing for the AL batting title with a .324 average. It would be wise to keep the star shortstop out as long as it takes to get that ankle healthy. To see what...

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