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Video: Jeter almost certain to open the season on the DL

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 24, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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It’s becoming inevitable that Derek Jeter will open the season on the disabled list.

Jeter’s left ankle was sore again today and he won’t play for the next two days. Brian Cashman said April 1 no longer seems to be a realistic goal, and April 6 — with Jeter’s DL stint backdated — now seems to be a best-case scenario.

“I think it’s starting to set in with him,” Cashman said. “I think that the shot really made him feel good. I think that he understands reality of the situation more today than maybe the other day because he’s now went out there and DH’d in a minor league game yesterday and then today, lo and behold, he’s feeling some more discomfort in a different spot. He realizes that things are happening. The Opening Day schedule is approaching and he’s not 100 percent just yet. I think the reality is setting in. Maybe his perspective, where it was two days ago, (is now) a little bit closer to, this DL thing might be real.”

If you’re curious, the Yankees clubhouse didn’t have second string players listed this morning, so I don’t know who will be coming off the bench. The relievers listed included Mariano Rivera, David Aardsma, Boone Logan, Joba Chamberlain and Cody Eppley.

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18 Responses to “Video: Jeter almost certain to open the season on the DL”

  1. mick March 24th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Cashma: Jeter almost certain to open the season on the DL
    ======================
    Who is this Cashma guy?

  2. austinmac March 24th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Cortisone injections provide temporary pain relief. The fact he has pain so soon after the injection, is not in my assessment, a very good sign. This could very well be a season long issue. Even great players have ankles like the rest of we mortals.

  3. J. Alfred Prufrock March 24th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Stinks.

    But now he’s got no choice but to rest and heal.

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock March 24th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Hate the cortisone. Nothing to be done. Take care of yourself, DJ.

  5. Benny Blanco March 24th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I think all of us knew that jeter would be on the Dl. Ankle surgery is no joke and its very difficult to play with screws in your ankle.

  6. austinmac March 24th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Nix just made the team.

    I wonder, and I think reasonably so, if the Yankees now have the worst offense in the league. Before you all call me excessively pessimistic, look at the lineup and write in last year’s stats by each player. You’ll get my reasoning.

  7. austinmac March 24th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Benny,

    Pins in the ankle would affect us in our everyday lives. It is not good for a professional athlete, especially one trying to play shortstop at 38.

    Knowing this and AROD’s injury, they still let the offense get weaker in other positions too.

  8. jacksquat March 24th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Worst offense in the league would be tough with the Astros in the AL. I wouldn’t go that far.

    And Nix was already on the team probably as 3b/2b backup.

  9. 4 NYY March 24th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I think we kind of knew when he said he’s not answering questions about it. That’s not his style normally if things are okay. Damn !!!

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock March 24th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Jeter was over used last year and is going to turn 39 in June.

    Risky combination.

  11. 4 NYY March 24th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Reposting : How many homers would today’s lineup hit over a season ?

    Maybe 70 ?

  12. 4 NYY March 24th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Anyone know of Aardsma’s arm strength of late ? MPH

  13. GregD March 24th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I guess I picked the wrong year to buy a season ticket package….

  14. austinmac March 24th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    JS,

    Forgot about the Astros in the AL. So weird.

  15. austinmac March 24th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    4NYY,

    Aardsma’s velocity went up a bit in his last game. I know I saw a 94 and some 93s.

  16. 4 NYY March 24th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks austinmatic. Good news.

  17. austinmac March 24th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    If Jeter hadn’t been hurt my infielders would have been Jeter, Youkilis, Musty, Cano, Nunez and Rivera. Of course, Rivera and Musty could also fill outfield roles. The only position in the infield without two reasonably capable players would be 2B but Cano plays every day and surely Nunez could play a handful.

    It is all irrelevant now.

  18. Ed Whitson March 24th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    The opening day lineup will be a joke thanks to Cashman. The lack of organizational depth is on him.

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