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Derek Jeter to only play in minor league games for the rest of spring training

Mar 21, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

New York Yankees shortstop Jeter sets up for a pitch during a MLB spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Tampa, Florida

Brian Cashman said today that Derek Jeter will play only in minor league spring training games for the rest of spring training. The move is strategic: by not playing in major league exhibitions, the Yankees can put Jeter on the disabled list retroactive to now in the event he has to begin the regular season on the DL. If he played in major league spring training games his DL time could only be counted retroactive to those.

As it stands, Jeter missed his third straight exhibition game today due to inflammation in his surgically repaired left ankle. He got a cortisone shot yesterday.

  1. aceshigh11 - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    • rvnc - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      This will like go over many heads, but any fans of British comedy will appreciate this. Sadly not the best clip, but it sums it up Yankee fans!

      • papalurchdxb - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:11 AM

        Don’t Panic!

  2. sophiethegreatdane - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    He’s playing minor leaguers and dregs for the rest of spring training. So basically, he’ll keep playing the rest of the Yankee starting lineup? Got it.

    • mrfloydpink - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Beat me to it. Though I was going to go with, “He’s only going to play in games against the Red Sox”?

  3. nbjays - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM


    • historiophiliac - Mar 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      he he…he he

      /eats popcorn

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