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Derek Jeter in a “holding pattern” with sore left ankle

Sep 10, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

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From Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger:

The holding pattern with Derek Jeter, as Yankees manager Joe Girardi phrased it, entered its third day on Tuesday, without a resolution in sight. Once again, Jeter did not engage in pre-game drills due to his cranky left ankle. Once again, team officials dismissed the suggestion he could be shut down for the season’s final three weeks.

Jeter hasn’t appeared in a game for the Yankees since Saturday afternoon due to what is being described as soreness in his surgically-repaired left ankle and manager Joe Girardi acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday evening that there is no light at the end of the tunnel for the veteran shortstop.

“It’s just hard,” Girardi said Tuesday. “Because we want him to feel good about going out there and not having some pain, and being able to move the way we need him to move, and the way he wants to move. But we just don’t feel like he’s at that point. … My hope is we’re going to get him back. But I don’t know for sure.”

  1. sdelmonte - Sep 10, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    He should just shut it down. At this point, it feels like the Yankees will make the playoffs or fall short regardless of his contributions. Better to rest till spring and start over fresh.

  2. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    he should be shut down. makes sense to rest and try for next year. Just one more year cap!

  3. Walk - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    If he is hurt this is best time to see how it feels day to day. Earlier in the year he might be dl bound, but with the September callups the roster spot is available to wait and see if he feels ok instead of waiting 15 days.

  4. thebigtim2012 - Sep 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Cranky ankle. That’s funny cause he’s old. Get it. I get it.

  5. sysi45 - Sep 11, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    As much as I hate to say it, it is time to look for a new position or retire. His days as a Shortstop are over.

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