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Derek Jeter diagnosed with mild calf strain

Aug 4, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter sat out the final two games of this weekend’s series in San Diego against the Padres with an ailing calf. Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Jeter has been diagnosed with a mild strain of the calf, which portends to keep the Yankee legend out longer than just the weekend.

When asked if Jeter will require a stint on the disabled list, manager Joe Girardi said, “I’m not so sure what we’re going to do.” If needed, it would be Jeter’s third stint on the disabled list this season, compared to appearing in just five games total, accruing all of 21 plate appearances.

  1. hittfamily - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Derek Jeter should never again attempt to beat out a routine ground ball to the second baseman.

    There, I said it.

    • Glenn - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      - Nor try to beat out father time. Just as Mr A-Rod’s deal with the devil runs out, Mr Jeter’s coach is turning into a pumpkin. Two similar results but radically different paths. I honestly think Jeter will be the first unanimous HOFer and A-Rod will join Bonds and Clemens in the Hall of Disgrace.

      • hittfamily - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM

        Maddux will beat him to it. Anybody who doesn’t vote for Maddux on his first ballot, should be tarred and feathered. 7 straight years with an ERA under 3 in the middle of the steroid era.

      • raysfan1 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:40 PM

        Nobody will ever be a unanimous pick for the HoF. Guarantee some clown with the right to vote as a 10-year member of the BBWAA will omit him from the ballot just because Babe Ruth was not a unanimous pick. Further, just as there are many who manage to grossly overrate him, there are others who grossly underrate him.

        Maddux won’t be unanimous either.

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 5, 2013 at 1:02 AM

        Yes, Maddux should get in with a unanimous vote, but sadly he won’t.

        He didn’t throw hard, but he could hit his spots and was he ever good at knowing individuals hitters and strengths. He knew when they stood differently in the batters box and so much more.

        To do what he did in the steroid era was incredible as the game’s scoring average was high during this period as were HR’s obviously.

        Here is one great example of what Maddux was able to do to the most famous steroid era hitter, Barry Bonds. Bonds faced Maddux more than any other hitter in Greg’s career.

        Here is how Bond’s did (and we all know how bloated his stats were, his slugging %, his on base % etc…).

        He faced Barry Bonds more than any other hitter. Some stats: Bonds hit 9 HRs, 19 RBI, batted .265 in 132 ABs vs. Mad Dog. That’s not too bad against a pitcher like Maddux.

    • hojo20 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      I can see this scenario….He’ll jog, and the infielder will bobble the ball, and then Jeter will pull his leg muscle trying to accelerate to beat the throw at first.

      • hittfamily - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        It’s not routine til it’s fielded. Once it is, slow it down Jetes. Paul O’neil could kick it the forty feet to first with enough efficiency to justify a 39 year old just shutting it down.

    • apkyletexas - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      There have been many days in the past 20 years when I was glad to be a Pirates fan, instead of a fan of a bunch of vastly overpaid narcissistic dudes in pin-striped pajamas.

      Today is definitely one of those days. I wonder how much the Yanks paid AJ Burnett today for his 9 inning, one run, 9 K gem for the Pirates over the Rockies? Yeah, today is one of those days, for sure.

      • hittfamily - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        Really?

        Pirates fan talking shit to Yankees fan? Now I’ve seen it all.

        This year I get it though. The Pirates aren’t tied with the Royals in the wild card games back column.

      • biasedhomer - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:19 PM

        Well over the past 20 years, those “narcissistic dudes in pin-striped pajamas” have won more World Series than the Pirates have playoff appearances.

        Any fan other than you would rather be in the Yankees scenario.
        And by the way, the Yankees got what they needed from Burnett in 2009.

      • apkyletexas - Aug 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

        @biasedhomer – thank you for perfectly making my point.

  2. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    And Pineda is dealing with more shoulder issues too! Holy dog when is this season going to be over with.

    • hittfamily - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      When the fat lady sings, so just put CC in drag and give him a beat.

  3. Stiller43 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Damn, hittfamily beat me to it.

  4. henson58 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    When you can’t move more than a few feet without tearing or breaking something I’d say that’s when you need to hang up the cleats.

  5. bosoxfan15 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    The first unanimous HOF’er will be jeter’s longtime teammate Mariano Rivera. Anyone who doesn’t have him on their ballot should be stripped of their voting rights.

    • 18thstreet - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      Someone above had it right: no one is going to be a unanimous Hall of Famer. No one.

      Cal Ripken was not the best baseball player ever, but there was no Hall of Fame case against him. Ditto Wade Boggs. George Brett. Steve Carlton. Etc. Look at everyone who got over 90 pecent as a starting point. And someone didn’t vote for each and every one of them.

      Someone will submit a blank ballot to protest … something. And Rivera, Jeter, Maddux, et al., will join the Hall of Fame. And the BBWAA will continue to tolerate this nonsense from its membership.

  6. steelerdynasty2010 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    We all know that there will ALWAYS be one of those ass clowns with a vote who will make it his business to be sure no one gets to be unanimous, even though any logical person would be hard pressed to argue against any of those guys

  7. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 5, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    There is no way I pick up his contract next year, NOWAY!!

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Hate to rain on your ranting with actual facts but Jeet has a player option for next season.

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