Here’s a quick video of Brian Cashman explaining the decision to put Derek Jeter on the disabled list. To try to answer a few immediate questions that might not come up in the video…
• Jeter was essentially on board with the decision. Obviously disappointed, but seemed to recognize that he was dealing with too much to play at a high level.
• This decision ends Jeter’s season. He will not be activated even if the Yankees make the playoffs. Focus has shifted to giving Jeter a full offseason to get into playing shape for next season.
• Next season is a contractual player option for Jeter. He said he has not put any thought into whether he’ll take that player option. Cashman said the same.
• Both Cashman and Jeter said they believe Jeter can come back as a shortstop. If he’s healthy, all parties seem to believe — at least publicly — that Jeter can still play the position as long as he has an offseason to properly train.
• Joe Girardi said both Brendan Ryan and Eduardo Nunez will get time at shortstop. He did not name one the starter and the other the backup.
• Because Ryan was not in the Yankees organization by August 31, he cannot be a part of the postseason roster. Players can be added as injury replacements, but only if they were in the organization before September. Ryan is here for the end of the regular season, and that’s it. He’s a free agent at the end of the season.