Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The New York Yankees placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left ankle injury. Reports claim that the team plans to shut him down for the remainder of the 2013 season. The 39-year-old Yankee captain has been battling soreness in his surgically repaired ankle and his season will be over after appearing in just 17 games. Jeter last played on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, and he was removed from that game after experiencing soreness in his gimpy ankle. He has been battling problems with the ankle ever since he broke it during in Game 1 of the ALCS last October. It was surgically repaired later that month, but he fractured it again during spring training and never seemed fully healthy when he finally got on the field this season. He didn’t suit up until the 92nd game of the campaign, and hit just .190 this season with one home run and seven RBIs. Jeter underwent a CT scan on his ankle Saturday. While the scan was reportedly negative, the res...
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  • This is probably best for DJ and for the Yankees. I'm sure Derek feels that if he's hurting the team by playing when he isn't 100% then it's best to get ready for next season. Yankee fans may very well be seeing 2 more from the Corp 4 calling it quits soon...Andy Pettite when this season ends and Derek Jeter after next season.
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