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Derek Jeter to DH in minor league game this afternoon, is tired of talking about his ankle

Mar 23, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

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After making it through batting practice and fielding drills this morning, Derek Jeter is set to DH this afternoon in a minor league game. The veteran shortstop was shut down earlier this week due to inflammation in his surgically-repaired left ankle and received a cortisone injection on Wednesday.

While Jeter is obviously making progress, he told reporters this morning that he doesn’t plan to provide daily updates on his ankle moving forward. Via Bryan Hoch of

“I will not address how anything feels anymore,” Jeter said. “It’s good. It’s not broken. Some things, you’ve got to work through, like I told you. It’s really pointless to sit here and say each and every day, ‘How’s it feel? Does it feel better?’

“It’s pointless. Some days are good, some days are bad, but you’ve got to work through it. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expressed some doubt this week whether Jeter will be ready for Opening Day, so he could stay on the minor league side for a little while in order to leave open the possibility of backdating a stint on the disabled list. The Yankees likely want to see him play a full nine innings at shortstop and/or back-to-back days before clearing him for the start of the season, even though he figures to be used at DH quite a bit in the early going.

  1. uyf1950 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    “Derek Jeter to DH in minor league game this afternoon, is tired of talking about his ankle”. That’s amazing because I’m tired of reading about his ankle. I’m longing for the good old days here when hardly a day went by that we weren’t reading about some ballplayer that was in the BSOHL.

    • aceshigh11 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Given Jeter’s legendary status, it’s only natural that the sports media would be obsessing over the health of his ankle.

      I don’t need to tell you this…it’s obvious why the media is doing it, but Jeter’s exasperation is understandable nonetheless.

  2. toewsingkaner - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Getting tired of talking about it…then just take your Hall of Fame career and RETIRE.

    • underageerotica - Mar 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      Solid logic.

      • aceshigh11 - Mar 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

        Underage erotica?

        Sure you’re in the right place, pal?

  3. seattlenative57 - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Trust me, this will be Topic A ALL SEASON LONG. Breaking any bone, especially an ankle bone is a big deal for any athlete who relies on agility and footwork to play shortstop in MLB. At Jeters age and mileage on his body, the odds are long that he fully recovers the skills he is already in decline from. We are almost at the end of a brilliant, championship, hall of fame career. The key is whether or not Jeter realizes it.

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