Jeter received cortisone shot for ankle, Opening Day status uncertain


Brian Cashman told reporters in Tampa that Derek Jeter received a cortisone shot for the mild inflammation in his left ankle today. He remains day-to-day, but Cashman acknowledged the Cap’n may have to start the season on the DL. Jeter needs to play a full nine-inning game at shortstop and play back-to-back days before being declared for regular season action. There are only 12 days left in Spring Training, so time is running out.


  1. Eddard says:

    Good thing for us we have a very capable backup in Eduardo Nuney. They should take it slow with Jete. That just gives Nuney more time to play and we certainly need his bat and speed in the lineup. The offense will be based on speed and contact hitting and people are just going to have to get used to that.

  2. jsbrendog says:


  3. MB923 says:

    An opening day without Jeter just doesn’t seem right. I really hope he plays, even if it’s DH and even if Nunez is at SS.

  4. Dalek Jeter says:

    God damnit. Where is my scotch and gummy bears?

  5. Jackson says:

    He’s very capable of booting balls in the dirt. Maybe he should play soccer/European footie?

  6. Pasta says:

    Put him on 1 st base has great range to his right. Can catch and take a cut off.

  7. RetroRob (Live from Amsterdam) says:

    Cortisone? I still wonder if that contributed to his broken ankle. It can weaken the supporting tendons and structure around the bone. Ýet, I’ll assume the real doctors know what they’re doing.

  8. Opening Day lineup:

    Gardner, LF
    Ichiro, RF
    Cano, 2B
    Youk, 3B
    Hafner, DH
    Nunez, SS
    Rivera, 1B
    Cervelli, C
    Mesa, CF

    I could totally see Ichiro in LF, Gardner in CF and Boesch in RF though.

  9. vin says:

    Someone needs to send him a get-well gift basket.

  10. RC says:

    This just in … the Yankees will start the season with all bench players and AAA guys… everyone else is on the DL

  11. Pistol pete says:

    I hope Hal’s happy. Yankee Stadium will be empty by July. This is the worst team the Yankees have fielded since the early ninetys. We have no catcher or first baseman, our HOF ss is most likely going to be hobbled all year, Youkalis who was to fill in until Arod returned is now looked at as a clean up savior(he hit 234 last year), our starting outfield consists of a 39 year old singles hitter, a singles hitter coming off a season long elbow injury, and a minor league replacement for Granderson who’ll be out 3 mos. Our DH is and over the hill aging former ped juicer, great. We should score a ton of runs this year. This team is going to be an embarrassment to Yankee fans.

    • Laz says:

      But how many teams can expect to open season missing 4 former all stars?
      Once they get healthy this is a team that can win a ton of games.

    • mike says:

      as much as i hate to say it, i almost hope the Yanks struggle this year and the media/fans get all over Hank and Cash to make some dramatic improvements- ignoring the financial impact because of fan apathy.

      the front office has alot more time to digest this info, but i suppose like all companies they Yanks have a budget, and that budget is based on assumptions – and for the Yanks attendence is likely the biggest number.

      not that i dont want them to make money hand-over-fist, and i respect the product they have put out for 20+ years, but to expect the fans to continue to pay tons of money, have the city help finance a building used by the Yanks, and to then sit back and claim to be fiscally responsible in the future without corresponding discounts given on tickets, parking etc for an inferior product is laughable, and hopefully that will shame them into spending like they are supposed to.

      Daddy left a legacy which restored the Yanks to pre-eminence in the sporting world, gave pride back to its fanbase, and their brand is known everywhere. They donate money and time to causes not even impacting the NY area (VA tech and Special Forces fund, for instance) and want to be thought as classy winners.
      Unfortunately, with that compact comes the requirement to win, and make splashes along the way of winning with FA signings, trades and other actions which keep eyes-on the team (like Old Timers Day, or historic figures at spring training).

      You might have one without the other, but it wont last for long, and the sooner Hank figures that out will be better for us fans.

  12. Pistol Pete says:

    Problem is Tex and ARod might not come back. Grandy’s gone for 3mos and Jeter snd Hughes have the type of injuries that will bother them all season. Too many if’s and the replacements stink. Cashman never got a 4th outfielder who now could have stepped in and we do not have a major league catcher. Count on it we’re going to stink.

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