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Pregame notes: No baseball activities for Jeter

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter

Usually I try to start these notes with one bigger issue or topic, but today’s biggest pregame issue is kind of a three-way tie. So we’ll just hit on all three.

What’s going on with Derek Jeter?
No baseball activities today. The Yankees want him to rest that sore left ankle for a second day, and they’ll reevaluate the situation tomorrow. Will he be available tomorrow?

“To play?” Joe Girardi said. “I don’t know. We’ll go a day at a time with him. We’ll just try to keep him off it from doing a lot of baseball activities; see how it is tomorrow.”

It’s worth noting that Girardi said he would probably use Jeter in an emergency.

“Not like I have a number of shortstops lying around,” Girardi said.

What’s going on with the rotation?
Right now, the Yankees have only four starting pitchers listed on the lineup card. Phil Hughes, David Huff, Adam Warren and Brett Marshall — and any other active player you can imagine as a possible starting option — are all listed as available relievers.

“We’re going to get through these three days and see where we’re at,” Girardi said. “I’m not saying I’m changing anything, but if we need Huff (out of the bullpen), we need Huff.”

Basically, we’re going to have to wait to know for certain who starts on Thursday. Sounds like there’s still a chance Huff will get the ball, but choosing a Thursday starter isn’t the priority. With a short bullpen — and only one other healthy left-handed reliever — Huff’s going to be available if necessary.

What’s going on with the bullpen?
Well, we know Huff is available (though he just started two days ago, so he’s probably not an ideal option right away). We also know that both Dave Robertson and Boone Logan are still unavailable. The question is whether Mariano Rivera or Shawn Kelley is available.

On Rivera: “I’ve got to see him play catch and see what he says,” Girardi said.

On Kelley: “I’m not sure if I would use him today because he threw a side the day before (yesterday) and then threw in the game, so it was like throwing two games in a row coming off an arm injury. I’ll have to talk to him and see how he feels.”

Alex Rodriguez• It hasn’t been done this year, but it’s not exactly shocking to see Alex Rodriguez batting second today. Makes some sense, actually. “He’s done a really good job of getting on base against right-handers and swinging the bat well against right-handers,” Girardi said. “Trying to break up our left-handed hitters. Sori’s done a good job behind Robbie, so I just kind of decided to go with Alex.”

• Robertson is going to play catch today, and he hopes to throw a bullpen tomorrow. He seems fully confident that playing catch and throwing a pen will be no problem, said his shoulder feels normal again. Is there a chance the Yankees would make Robertson available on Tuesday even after throwing a bullpen earlier that day? “I’ll do what the training staff and everyone tells us he’s ready to do,” Girardi said. “I’d take him today if I could have him.”

• Chris Stewart is “probably not” available because of that left foot issue. Looks like J.R. Murphy is second on the depth chart today.

• Speaking of the depth chart, Zoilo Almonte is here and fully available.

• Girardi said he had not heard any update on Dr. Anderson checking Jeter’s CT scan. How’s Jeter’s mood? “He’s OK,” Girardi said. “He’s anxious to get back there. It’s normal Derek Jeter stuff.”

• The key for CC Sabathia tonight? “Command of his fastball is the big thing for him, and his changeup, which we talk about all the time,” Girardi said. “Get some quick outs. If he does that, it’ll be a good night.”

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63 Responses to “Pregame notes: No baseball activities for Jeter”

  1. austinmac September 9th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    According to MLBTR, the Dodgers are signing a Cuban who seems to be principally a 2B for $32M. Maybe this will keep them off Cano. Maybe, just maybe?

  2. exiledintampa September 9th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    • Chris Stewart is “probably not” available because of that left foot issue. Looks like J.R. Murphy is second on the depth chart today.

    Not gonna cry about this news.

  3. Jesus Bustero September 9th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I just layed into my property management. My goodness.

  4. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Makes perfect sense to me that Huff is listed as a reliever today.
    No Logan means the Yankees might need a lefty out of the pen in the next 3 days.
    So insert Huff and worry about Thurs when it’s Thursday.
    What can help the team and the pen is deep, deep games by the first 3
    starters this week.

    C’mon C.C., show the team and the fans you are the ACE you can be and locate that change-up
    all night long. Don’t be so predictable and follow through with your arm in the correct slot
    all night long.

  5. exiledintampa September 9th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Alex Rodriguez is batting second for the first time since 2006

    Back then Rodriguez was 30 years old and in his third season with the Yankees, winning MVP honors the previous season and the next season. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and didn’t bat second again until now.

    I’ll have to rethink my position if this happens.

  6. UnKnown September 9th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This really really really sucks about G. Love. Damn. Definitely understand his decision. I have a feeling he was spot on with his take, he never missed on them. G. Love you were a legend, thanks for your takes.

    Go Yanks!

  7. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    exiledintampa September 9th, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    Alex Rodriguez is batting second for the first time since 2006

    Back then Rodriguez was 30 years old and in his third season with the Yankees, winning MVP honors the previous season and the next season. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and didn’t bat second again until now.

    I’ll have to rethink my position if this happens.
    ———————————————————————-
    Regardless, the move is smart.
    No Jeter means someone has to bat 2nd.
    Why not ARod and why not break up the righties/lefties

  8. joeman September 9th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    again I said last Oct that jeter wasn’t going to be a factor this year & I’m not a doctor

  9. joeman September 9th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    this is going to be a very tough for the NYY to get anything going, the SPing is so-so and the bullpen is spent..to go along with them playing under .500 ball since the AS break…nothing will change

  10. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    joeman September 9th, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    again I said last Oct that jeter wasn’t going to be a factor this year & I’m not a doctor
    ——————————————————————-
    Save a pat on the back for the rest of us
    :)

  11. Hankflorida September 9th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Billy wore out the arms without concern for the next game, while Girardi does a great job
    of knowing how is available/unavailable and which arm can use a day off to rest up.

    Warning Track Power, you are correct as Giradi cares a great deal about his pitchers, and many managers in Billy’s time did not play his game of burning out pitchers even though Billy won wherever he went, and to most of them, the end did not justify the means. The fact that Giradi has everyone in the bullpen with only four starting pitchers does not mean there will be consequences from overuse of any pitcher. Off the top of my head, I can think of three winning managers who wore out their ball clubs, Billy, Durocher and Weaver. Anyone else?

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    :)

    *******************

    Anything can happen in baseball, but Cleveland appears to have the easiest ride the rest of the way.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    UnKnown September 9th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This really really really sucks about G. Love. Damn. Definitely understand his decision. I have a feeling he was spot on with his take, he never missed on them. G. Love you were a legend, thanks for your takes.

    Go Yanks!
    ///

    UnKnown, GLove was bullseye, and spoke for many of us, here and gone.

    Major exodus of very good posters: GLove, Randy, Tar, Rich in NJ, Pat M.

  14. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    UnKnown September 9th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This really really really sucks about G. Love. Damn. Definitely understand his decision. I have a feeling he was spot on with his take, he never missed on them. G. Love you were a legend, thanks for your takes.

    Go Yanks!
    ///

    UnKnown, GLove was bullseye, and spoke for many of us, here and gone.

    Major exodus of very good posters: GLove, Randy, Tar, Rich in NJ, Pat M.
    ————————————————————————————————
    What happened???

  15. tomingeorgia September 9th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Hank,
    There are a bunch of relievers enjoying retirement, courtesy of Joe Torre.

  16. joeman September 9th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    and soon to be joeman if I don’t get any respect around here

  17. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hank – Torre. If memory serves, he wasn’t so bad on the starters but could wear out a bullpen with the best of them

  18. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Tom – you’re quicker on the draw!

  19. Niblick September 9th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Billy won two pennants; the Binder has won one.

  20. tomingeorgia September 9th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    joeman,
    I don’t think you’ve been disrespected. Get your knees better, friend, and hang around.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    The O’s have a tough lineup. Our pitching needs to be on its game, starting and relief, or this will not be pleasant. And in Camden yards, the O’s have a way of sending the ball out of the yard and have been known to do it in the 9th. We need to be really careful.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    What happened is some of the lifeblood of this Yankees blog left and probably aren’t coming back.

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    “again I said last Oct that jeter wasn’t going to be a factor this year & I’m not a doctor”

    joeman, you have to wonder how much longer jeter is going to be a factor. I believe that the push to win keeps him from ever being fully healed. It comes from both him and the Yankees.

  24. Niblick September 9th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Margaret Hamilton’s still here.

  25. MTU September 9th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    JAP-

    I hope they will reconsider.

    :)

  26. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Niblick – Billy was one of a kind!… Joe also has some catching up to do in fights with marshmallow salesmen :)

  27. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    JAP
    Honestly, I am asking a serious question. I was not on the blog all weekend(typical)
    so before you think I am trying to stir the pot, I am honestly just asking
    a simple question.
    You can give me the cliff notes version if you wish.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    “Margaret Hamilton’s still here.”

    You really want to end the personal insults. I’d end it quickly.

  29. MTU September 9th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    After all I’m still here to provide some amusement.

    And maybe the occasional baseball insight.

    :)

  30. Against All Odds September 9th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Maybe they should create an ignore feature. It would limit a lot of the back and forth on here. If you don’t like what someone says you won’t even see it.

  31. MTU September 9th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    AAO-

    It is not possible with the software platform they are using.

    Many have asked Chad about it. I did too. That was his answer.

    The only ignore feature we will ever have is the one we exercise ourselves.

    ;)

  32. GregD September 9th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    JAP- how you doing tonight ?

  33. Niblick September 9th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Chicken – good old Joseph Cooper. I never even knew there were marshmallow salesmen before Billy clocked him.

  34. J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    WTP – Sorry, I was just answering UnKnown because he was gut sick about it, as I am.

    I don’t want to get into it, because the blog is about the New York Yankees. Suffice it to say, GLove had reached a threshhold of disgust and that is why he is gone. Read back and you can piece it together for yourself.

  35. tomingeorgia September 9th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    chicken,
    Wasn’t that The Boss who got into a fight with the marshmallow salesman?

  36. Against All Odds September 9th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    MTU September 9th, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    AAO-

    It is not possible with the software platform they are using.

    Many have asked Chad about it. I did too. That was his answer.

    The only ignore feature we will ever have is the one we exercise ourselves.

    ;)

    ————————–

    I figured it wouldn’t be possible to do that…crap lol

  37. MTU September 9th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Enjoy the game folks.

    later.

  38. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Niblick – I’m impressed you had a name ready!

  39. yankeefeminista September 9th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I like Alex batting second. I don’t like G.Love and Randy’s exodus, but I understand it. Still, G. Love and Randy, please come back. Neither of you are quitters. Odds, an ignore feature would be heavenly.

  40. J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    GregD :) I’m fine sir, how about you?

    Big series in about 10 minutes here. Got to have this one!

  41. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Tom – I think it was Billy… I’ll check

  42. yankeefeminista September 9th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    (or grammatically correct even though I am being colloquial: neither of you is a quitter …)

  43. Niblick September 9th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Loved Billy – all of his incarnations

  44. GregD September 9th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    GregD I’m fine sir, how about you?

    Big series in about 10 minutes here. Got to have this one!
    ———
    Feeling much better after win yesterday……we need to take 3 of four here…..a win tonight would be big

  45. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    WTP – Sorry, I was just answering UnKnown because he was gut sick about it, as I am.

    I don’t want to get into it, because the blog is about the New York Yankees. Suffice it to say, GLove had reached a threshhold of disgust and that is why he is gone. Read back and you can piece it together for yourself.
    ———————————————–
    I’m not going to read back. Not really important.
    Was just curious what had happened because you listed so many posters that you say
    have left the blog.

  46. UnKnown September 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Pruf – Yeah it’s bad man. Really bad. And the culprit just laughs and grins taking enjoyment out of it. Pathetic. You would think if you were the reason behind lots of people leaving it might be time to do a self-evaluation. Like that will ever happen though.

  47. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Niblick September 9th, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    Loved Billy – all of his incarnations

    —-

    Big Billy fan… got a little sad at the end, though

  48. exiledintampa September 9th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    ” Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! ” C’mon guys don’t quit now!

  49. UnKnown September 9th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    WTP – They left because of Trisha. She will deflect but that is the truth. End. Of. Story.

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock September 9th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    GregD, I was at the former Meadowlands yesterday and that WP happened seconds after Folk booted a 42 yarder to help the Jets steal victory from the jaws of defeat.

    I have no doubt a transference of energy took place, one event affecting the other. I had my malfunctioning ATBAT on while people were jumping into my arms to celebrate Jet win, and seconds later, Ichiro crossed home plate :D

  51. chicken_stanley September 9th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Tom – i posted a reply but I’m getting a message that my comment is awaiting moderation. Basically, I said Billy was the marshmallow salesman and the the Boss was 2 Dodger fans.

  52. joeman September 9th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    tomingeorgia September 9th, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    joeman,
    . Get your knees better, friend, and hang around.
    ———————————–
    about the knee, it seems I turned a corner here & thanks for your support

  53. yankeefeminista September 9th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    joeman, good for you. Happy to hear it!

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Pul-lease. Pat M is one of my best friends here. Tar said he would be back in the postseason. Rich never gave a reason for leaving. Let’s try truth for a change.

    If you’d like I’ll start a chart of all the posters who “understand” why G. Love left. That way you don’t have to repeat it ad nauseum.

    :roll:

  55. GregD September 9th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    JAP- that must have been special….I’m not a Jet fan but I was switching back and forth and saw the winning drive…..Geno Smith looks pretty good

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    And not everyone here worshipped at the throne of randy, so let’s not pretend the masses are going to miss him.

  57. GregD September 9th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Oriole fans must think the game is in Yankee Stadium

  58. joeman September 9th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    a lot of good people here have help me along the way the last few months & I really appreciate it..hope that by next summer I wont be able to tell which knee I had done

  59. Warning Track Power September 9th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Trish-Waiting for reply

  60. UnKnown September 9th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    No that’s fine. But if you would like to instead work on not being the reason this place is going to end up in the dumps that would be appreciated.

    Oh yeah that’s right, it’s something wrong with all of us/ them, couldn’t possible be about you.
    :roll:

    OH and as I type the ALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXX!!

    Watch that sh*t on the postgame. :lol: :grin:

    No go send an email to Chad and try to have this post removed. Beat It!!

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 9th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    WTP – G. Love said he was leaving because of me. It was a very graphic depiction of what he thought (or doesn’t think) of me. He accused me of a lot of things that were absolute falsehoods, but whatever. Right after that randy decided that he was going to leave and said he agreed with G. Love’s take. And of course several others here decided that G. Love “hit it out of the park” with his depiction of me. (phrase courtesy of “Pruf”.) I believe it goes a lot deeper with G. Love and that I became a handy excuse because he’s never hidden his extreme disdain for me and my postings. Thankfully Chad came on and wrote a more reasonable post about forum happenings.

    I believe that there are people who seethe nastiness by nature and probably hated the lohud TOS because it took away their ability to be personally abusive. Not saying G. Love is one but I do think it’s cooled a few other jets.

    Anyway, this is Chad’s response, when you want to read it:

    Chad Jennings September 9th, 2013 at 10:38 am

  62. Jobafan September 9th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I would like to comment on Machado as a player. Several posters said they would like him as a Yankee. I agree!! Plus, he is a former SS and was converted to 3B. He would make a good replacement for Jeter. Jeter than can be moved to 3rd. OMG. I remember when the Orioles moved Cal Ripken to 3rd. I was irate for 2 years and then he retired.

    And in defense of Trish – for the life of me I can’t understand the venom. I have read this blog for at least five years and feel the men just plain wanted to “dump” on her because she is: 1. A lawyer 2. Very intelligent 3. Not afraid to defend her views and 3, She is a woman. Which of these don’t you understand.

    The following are previous posters who aggravated everybody: Betsy was a strong supporter of Phil Hughes so likewise she detested Joba. As you can see by my name I am a Joba fan. She was so strong in her opinions I just plain had to leave. I know this is petty – - but HAHA to her as Phil has finally been demoted. Randy was usually an informed poster and I was not reading when he became more acrimonious. And then there was SJ44 who was so well informed he never let you forget it.. He had good insight but was just plain MEAN. There was/is a good old boys network going here and you know who you are.

    I believe posters who have left have another agenda and have moved on. No one person is to blame.

    Hey, we are all Yankee fans here – - let’s just get along and root for our team.

    PS. Am so sorry to hear about GB7. He was a rascal but usually a good read.

  63. BigYank1 September 9th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    SJ44, CB, Randy and GLove were the some of the main reasons alot of people came to this blog. Their post were insightful and loaded with baseball knowledge. Its a shame that they were driven away because this USED to be the #1 Yankees blog. Now…its not worth reading anymore, this play is dying a slow death. A certain poster was allowed to run off posters that had a great baseball acumen…shouldn’t have been allowed.

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