• Capt. Cranky Ankle

    Posted by on March 19th, 2013 · Comments (8)

    Via MLB.com

    Derek Jeter’s left ankle acted up on Tuesday, forcing the veteran shortstop out of the Yankees’ lineup against the Phillies.

    Manager Joe Girardi termed the ankle as being “cranky,” and said general soreness in the surgically repaired part has Jeter as day to day. Jeter had been penciled into Tuesday’s lineup against the Phillies in the No. 2 hole in the batting order and was expected to play shortstop. Gil Velazquez took his place.

    Jeter told a trainer on Tuesday morning that he felt fine and he participated in batting practice. Later, however, Girardi revealed that the 13-time All-Star’s ankle was bothering him.

    Girardi said Jeter could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday.

    Jeter fractured his left ankle during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series last October. He had surgery later that month and played in his first Spring Training game on March 9. He has three hits in 11 at-bats in Grapefruit League action thus far.

    This, is not good news.

    Comments on Capt. Cranky Ankle

    1. KPOcala
      March 19th, 2013 | 12:37 pm

      No way that anyone has surgery on their ankle, and right away start playing a sport without something like this. Probably some scar tissue tearing,let’s not get excited, yet.

    2. Scout
      March 19th, 2013 | 2:29 pm

      Fortunately for Jeter, he’s not a horse, or Hank would ship him to the glue factory.

    3. KPOcala
      March 19th, 2013 | 4:05 pm

      @ Scout:Lucky that Hal doesn’t have Hank sent to the factory, he already has an old horse face ;)

    4. Corey
      March 19th, 2013 | 5:03 pm

      If Jeter ends up missing the beginning of the season as well, this team is going to almost be on par with the Astros offensively.

    5. March 19th, 2013 | 7:06 pm

      Coming into this season the Yankees were going to need a versatile bench, you didn’t need to be Branch Rickey to figure that out. It will be a tall order for Derek to start more than 100 games at short this year, you didn’t have to be Branch Rickey to figure that out either. Take a look at the bench, a shortstop who can’t field, a DH with no position and Jason Nix. Unbelievable.

    6. March 19th, 2013 | 9:32 pm

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      you didn’t need to be Branch Rickey to figure that out

      Cashman is to Branch Rickey as a rock is to an iPad.

    7. throwstrikes
      March 20th, 2013 | 12:46 am

      Jeter says he’s not concerned and the Captain wouldn’t lie.

    8. Evan3457
      March 20th, 2013 | 2:27 am

      Jeter’s probably OK.

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