Skip to content

Derek Jeter thinks he’ll be OK next year. Will the Yankees agree?

Oct 17, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

Derek Jeter Getty Images

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has a Derek Jeter story today, the upshot of which is Jeter thinking that the real reason he couldn’t get healthy and up to speed in 2013 was because he was unable to pursue his usual offseason conditioning routine due to his broken leg last year.  He thinks, however, he’ll be back to normal next spring. Joe Girardi makes some noises to that effect too.

This is gonna be one of the most interesting things to watch all winter: do the Yankees believe that too? Do they go in with Jeter and a no-hit defensive caddy like Brendan Ryan or do they go out and get an everyday shortstop to replace Jeter, leaving him to DH duties?

I don’t think this will be as big as, say, Jeter’s last free agent negotiations in terms of drama and ego massaging and all of that, but it could be a pretty big deal anyway.

Latest Posts
  1. No timetable yet for Joe Mauer’s return from oblique strain

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    joe mauer getty Getty Images

    Joe Mauer is two weeks into what is usually at least a month-long recovery for a strained oblique muscle and there’s no timetable yet for the Twins first baseman’s return to the lineup.

  2. The Mariners are scouting Marlon Byrd

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd Marlon Byrd

    He could be a good fit in Seattle.

  3. Dan Johnson is back in the big leagues with the Blue Jays

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers, Game 3 Getty Images

    Dan Johnson, perpetually bouncing back and forth from Triple-A to the majors, is now in the big leagues again with the Blue Jays.

  4. Alex Guerrero homered in his first game since Miguel Olivo bit off his ear

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers Getty Images

    Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered.

  5. Mark Appel was a mess last night (and all year) at Single-A

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Houston Astros Getty Images

    Astros prospect Mark Appel had seemingly gotten on track after a rough, injury plagued start to his second pro season, putting together a decent stretch of games at Single-A, but the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft got knocked around in a big way last night.

  6. Position player pitching alert! Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez tossed a 1-2-3 inning

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chris Gimenez Rangers AP

    Oh, and he even struck out a pretty good hitter in C.J. Cron!

  7. After numerous setbacks, Shane Victorino starts another rehab assignment

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    shane victorino getty Getty Images

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino started (or, more accurately, re-started) a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts at the plate and playing five innings defensively in right field.

  8. Giancarlo Stanton is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty Getty Images

    Giancarlo Stanton: the California Chrome of the Home Run Derby

  9. Rockies owner: “maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise . . . maybe time for it to find a new home”

    Jul 11, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    rockies logo

    You’re lucky, Rockies fans, that King Monfort has even graced your presence with some baseball.

  10. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 6.54.51 AM AP

    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  11. Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak ends after 41 2/3 innings

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw

    Kershaw’s streak is the third longest since 1990.

  12. Phillies calling up Grady Sizemore

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Getty Getty Images

    Grady Sizemore was released by the Red Sox last month, but he’s getting another chance with the Phillies.

  13. Arismendy Alcantara to remain with Cubs for now

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Arismendy Alcantara AP AP

    The original plan called for Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara to get a cup of coffee in the big leagues for a couple of days while Darwin Barney was away on paternity leave, but his big game against the Reds this afternoon has changed things.

  14. Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed with partially-torn UCL in elbow

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka Getty Getty Images

    The diagnosis is in on Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and it’s not particularly promising.

  15. Derek Jeter’s retirement gifts from the Indians: A LEGO mosaic and a pinstriped electric guitar

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    BsN7iXzCcAM9A7H

    Derek Jeter’s farewell tour continued this evening at Progressive Field in Cleveland and the Yankee captain walked away with some pretty cool gifts.

  16. UPDATE: Brewers calling up prospect Jimmy Nelson; Marco Estrada moved to bullpen

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Jimmy Nelson Brewers AP

    Marco Estrada was scheduled to start Saturday, but he’s been terrible all season while serving up an NL-high 27 homers in 18 starts.

  17. Carl Crawford activated from disabled list; will return as a bench player

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty Getty Images

    Carl Crawford was the Dodgers’ primary left fielder prior to landing on the disabled list in late May with a left ankle sprain, but now he’s a really expensive bench player.

Featured video

Yanks, Cards and Reds hit with injury bug
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. V. Martinez (2444)
  2. J. Hammel (2323)
  3. M. Tanaka (2284)
  4. C. Kershaw (2136)
  5. J. Nelson (2116)