Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are day-to-day, and Joe Girardi isn’t sure he’ll have either one for tomorrow’s series finale.
Rodriguez’s sore thumb was worse than usual after today’s first game, and that kept him from playing the second. Jeter’s right knee became so sore in between games, that he was sent for x-rays. Those ultimately came back negative.
“We iced it in between games and then afterward, it swelled up,” Jeter said. “It became a challenge. You guys asked between games, and when I told you I was fine, I really was fine. It was really bizarre to be honest with you.”
Jeter was hit by a pitch at the top of the right knee cap, and he hobbled around the plate for a while, but he ultimately finished the first game. When he talked to the media between games, he didn’t even have it iced and quickly dismissed questions about whether he would be able to play. He was in the lineup until becoming a late scratch.
“I don’t know if we’ll have either one of them tomorrow,” Girardi said.