Jeter received cortisone shot for ankle, Opening Day status uncertain

2013 Season Preview: The Number Threes
Open Thread: 3/20 Camp Notes

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.

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2013 Season Preview: The Number Threes
Open Thread: 3/20 Camp Notes
  • Eddard

    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.

    • jsbrendog

      capable? capable at what? NOT throwing or catching the ball? or not hitting the ball?

      http://www.baseball-reference......ed02.shtml

      • jjyank

        It’s Eddard. He’s pregnant with Nunez’s child.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Can we plan a shower for them?

          • jjyank

            Absolutely. I would expect nothing less for such a miracle of human anatomy.

            • jsbrendog

              wasn’t there a cosby show episode where there was a dream sequence where theo and bill go tpregnant and one had a model ship and the other a giant sandwich?

              i may have made that up….

            • Robinson Tilapia

              We could have cute shower games. Dalelama could win the diaper changing contest.

              pablo’s hamsamwich could even requote this as:

              We could have golden shower games. Dalelama could win the diaper changing contest.

    • trr

      “You will find that it is you who are mistaken, Eddard..…about a great many things.”

  • jsbrendog

    EDUARDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • MB923

    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.

    • jsbrendog

      weren’t around in 2003?

      • MB923

        Blaa, forgot about that. But whatever, I think you get my point.

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        Well he was there for Opening Day, just got injured in the first game IIRC.

        • jsbrendog

          after his 1st at bat yeah. i mean, same difference. 1 ab. ok so he was announced and “started”

          • Deathstroke Heathcott

            Yeah, mostly nitpicking but that came unexpectedly. No one knew that was a possibility going into Opening Day. This Opening Day, we’re gonna pretty much know if we’re gonna have a Jeter-less Opening Day or not.

      • Now Batting

        Well that was a decade ago

  • Dalek Jeter

    God damnit. Where is my scotch and gummy bears?

    • Barry

      Dunno, but I’ll share some of my whiskey and jerky with you.

    • jjyank

      *looks around*

      Uhh, I have Bacardi and some peanut butter?

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Stop by my place. You’ll have your choice of 3 different scotches and I’ll go pick up some gummy bears.

  • Jackson

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

  • Pasta

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

    • Barry

      lol

  • RetroRob (Live from Amsterdam)

    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.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      How’s the … Ummmm … more interesting things over there?

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    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.

    • jsbrendog

      well lester is pitching…so maybe even ichiro sits?

    • Now Batting

      Yuck

    • Barry

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Hell will freeze over before Girardi bats lefties back-to-back-to-back at the top of the order. I bet they go…

      RF Ichiro
      SS Nunez
      2B Cano
      1B Youk
      DH Rivera
      LF Francisco
      3B Nix
      CF Cervelli
      C Gardner

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        That’s not a very impressive line-up.

        Hope the Big Man can throw a shut out.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          And yet it probably passes the sniff test better than some of the what the two-time championship San Francisco Giants have put out there at times.

          • Now Batting

            Ya if the Yankees suddenly moved to the NL West I’d be feeling good.

        • Bill the Rat

          every time

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        That lineup should be good for about 3.5 runs per game.

      • Get Phelps Up

        IIRC, Ichiro and Cano batted back to back at the top of the order numerous times last September and in the playoffs.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Looking at it again, I missed back to back to back…
          I think Youkilis will hit 3rd though with Cano 4th.

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Hmmm, Cervelli in CF and Gardner at C. That should be interesting.

    • BINNER

      Now batting cleanup…Kevin Youk……thats going to take some getting used to….

  • vin

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

  • RC

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

  • Pistol pete

    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

      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

      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.

      • mike

        i meant Hal – hopefully freudian slip :)

  • Pistol Pete

    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.