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

    Mar 23, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    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…

  2. Mets officially name David Wright as team captain

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    We already knew this was coming at some point, but the Mets made it official this afternoon. David Wright was named the fourth captain in the team’s history, joining John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko are the only other active designated “captains” in…

  3. 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…

  4. Derek Jeter gets cortisone shot in surgically repaired ankle

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Yesterday an MRI exam on Derek Jeter‘s surgically repaired ankle showed mild inflammation after he complained of soreness and today the Yankees shortstop got a cortisone injection. General manager Brian Cashman stressed that the setback isn’t a severe one, but also told Bryan Hoch of that Jeter’s status for Opening Day could be in…

  5. MRI shows mild inflammation in Derek Jeter’s left ankle

    Mar 19, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    derek jeter spring getty

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter began feeling discomfort in his surgically-repaired left ankle on Monday in spring camp, so the Yankees sent him for a range of tests on Tuesday afternoon to ensure that everything was structurally intact. And it was. According to CBS Sports’ Scott Miller, X-rays were negative and an MRI showed only mild…

  6. Derek Jeter could DH on Opening Day

    Mar 19, 2013, 11:32 AM 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

    Mark Feinsand says: Joe Girardi said Derek Jeter could be the Opening Day DH, but he’s not ruling out the idea of Jeter playing shortstop that day, either. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) March 19, 2013   Worth watching, as it may suggest that Jeter’s ankle is going to need a lot of rest this year.…

  7. David Wright to be named Mets team captain

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Andy Martino reports that the Mets are going to name David Wright “Team Captain” before Opening Day: Team officials refuse to confirm until all plans are finalized, but a person aware of the process said that Wright would want to speak with teammates before officially accepting such an honor. Also, it has not yet been…

  8. Derek Jeter returns to the field

    Mar 14, 2013, 7:14 AM 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

    Derek Jeter returned last night for his first game action at shortstop since breaking his leg in the ALCS. He got exactly one defensive chance: a grounder right to him, which he fielded cleanly, natch. He said he felt fine. The Yankees say he won’t play back-to-back games in the field for a while. But…

  9. Derek Jeter aims to play shortstop on Wednesday

    Mar 11, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    After spending two games in the designated hitter spot, Derek Jeter is itching to test his surgically-repaired ankle at his familiar shortstop position. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Jeter said following today’s Grapefruit League game that the plan is for him to play shortstop Wednesday against the Phillies. After going 1-for-2 with…

  10. Derek Jeter will resume playing shortstop this week

    Mar 10, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger has an update on the health status of one Derek Jeter: Jeter is scheduled to play as a designated hitter again on Monday. After that, he said, it’s possible he could play shortstop in a game. He plans to discuss the situation with manager Joe Girardi. “If that’s what…

  11. Mariano Rivera spotless in first game action since knee surgery

    Mar 9, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    After announcing his intention to retire following the 2013 season earlier this morning, Rivera made his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. And it didn’t take him long to shake the rust following knee surgery. In his first game action since last May, Rivera notched two strikeouts over a perfect inning of work.…

  12. Derek Jeter in lineup this afternoon for first time since ankle fracture

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    Mariano Rivera won’t be the only Yankees’ legend returning to action today. After receiving “final clearance” on his surgically-repaired ankle earlier this week, Derek Jeter will make his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and bat leadoff. Jeter hasn’t encountered any setbacks since surgery last October to…

  13. Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte nearing spring debuts

    Mar 8, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Yankees Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte will each make their Grapefruit League debuts within the next week. Jeter, recovering from left ankle surgery that ended his season abruptly in the 2012 American League Championship Series, received the thumbs-up from his doctor. His debut could come as early as Sunday against the Blue Jays. Manager Joe…

  14. Gold Glove awards set to add ‘sabermetric component’

    Mar 8, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Rays Baseball

    The much-maligned Rawlings Gold Glove awards have long been decided by the managers and coaches around the league, even though such people are left with little enough time to watch other teams when they have to deal with their own for 162 games per season. That’s changing now, if only slightly. Rawlings announced that it’s…

  15. Derek Jeter gets “final clearance” on surgically-repaired ankle

    Mar 7, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    jeter getty

    Finally some positive news out of Yankees camp. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, veteran shortstop Derek Jeter was given “final clearance” on Thursday afternoon in North Carolina from the doctor that performed his ankle surgery in late October. In other words, Jeter is free to perform all baseball-related activities and can…

  16. Derek Jeter hoping to make spring debut on March 10

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter‘s recovery from a broken ankle has gone well enough that the Yankees shortstop has a date in mind for his spring training debut: March 10. Jeter has repeatedly said that he expects to be ready for Opening Day and seeing game action beginning on March 10 would give him plenty of time for…

  17. Alfonso Soriano as a Granderson replacement seems far-fetched

    Feb 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    The silver lining about a 10-week injury to Curtis Granderson: Opening Day is still more than a month away. Losing Granderson’s power is far from an ideal way for the Yankees to start the spring, but it’s hardly a season-wrecker either. And while there might be some concern over whether Granderson will regain his power…

  18. Derek Jeter does on-field running for first time since ankle surgery

    Feb 23, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter continues to make encouraging progress from left ankle surgery. According to the Associated Press, Jeter did on-field running and agility drills with teammates this morning for the first time since he broke his ankle during the ALCS last October. Jeter didn’t travel with the Yankees for their exhibition opener today and isn’t expected…

  19. Mike Schmidt: “Michael Young could retire tomorrow, and he would be a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame”

    Feb 22, 2013, 8:32 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies infielder Michael Young stretches during a workout at the team's MLB spring training in Clearwater

    Mike Schmidt is the best third baseman to ever play the game of baseball. That does not make him qualified, however, to judge talent, it seems: “Michael Young could retire tomorrow, and he would be a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame. He’s probably two Michael Young years away from being a first-ballot Hall…

  20. Derek Jeter fully expects to be ready on Opening Day

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter took questions from media members during a press conference Sunday morning in spring camp and expressed once again that he fully intends to be in the starting lineup on Opening Day — April 1 against the Red Sox. “I broke my ankle in October; it’s been quite some time,” Jeter said…

  21. Ryan Howard’s ability to hit lefties is not a matter of opinion

    Feb 15, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard, Ryan Hanigan, Bruce Dreckman

    I was just reading this profile on Ryan Howard over at It’s your standard spring optimism piece. Howard feels way better now than last year and is ready to return to form. Nothing all that notable in the story. But midway down the story, a poll appears: Internet polls are all pretty meaningless, especially…

  22. Yankees future Hall of Famers continue to be compared to dogs

    Feb 14, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    The other day Yankees president Randy Levine compared his show dog to Derek Jeter. Today Bob Klapisch compares Mariano Rivera to a greyhound: There he was, long and lean as a greyhound, delivering one easy toss after another, straight out of a da Vinci ink drawing. There’s perfect and then there’s Mariano Rivera releasing a…

  23. Chemistry Watch: The Giants and Marlins claim to have it

    Feb 12, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Periodic Table

    Ah, team chemistry. The ultimate example of post hoc ergo propter hoc in baseball. We always credit winning teams with having it after the fact and, in most cases, attribute the actual winning to the chemistry. And if you try to fight against that you get a million people saying, in effect, “scoreboard!” With that…

  24. Derek Jeter appears to be back at 100%

    Feb 11, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Jeter reaches for a ground ball at the team's spring training complex in Tampa

    Jon Morosi tweets: Derek Jeter just took about 80 ground balls at shortstop. Slight side-to-side movements, no throws to first base during the drill. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 11, 2013   Yup, “slight side-to-side” movements is the Derek Jeter to which we have all become accustomed these past few years.  If he had more…

  25. “He’s like Derek Jeter. Very calm”

    Feb 11, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Randy Levine

    That’s Yankees President Randy Levine. Talking about one of his show dogs: Meet sweet Mitch, a 5-year-old yellow Labrador retriever. He’s a rookie at America’s top dog show, yet he comes with a pinstripe pedigree — his co-owner is New York Yankees President Randy Levine. “He’s like Derek Jeter. Very calm,” Levine said. So on…

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