Jeter leaves game with right quad tightness


Derek Jeter left this afternoon’s game — his first of the season following the left ankle fracture — with tightness in his right quad. Joe Girardi didn’t seem too concerned after the game but indicated the Cap’n will go for tests as a precaution. They’ll see how he feels tonight and tomorrow before penciling Jeter into tomorrow’s lineup. So it goes.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. John C says:

    Boy that didn’t take long did it? Probably pushed it too hard running out that infield hit

  2. Dalek Jeter says:

    *crosses fingers* Hopefully it’s not a big deal and it’s just his body getting back into the grind of playing everyday…

  3. SDB says:

    Hopefully it’s nothing that some stretching and a short while on a physio’s bench can’t fix.

    BTW, thanks for not scaring us with one of your April Fools titles on this. (Pleasantly surprised you chose not to title this ‘Jeter feeling discomfort in leg, exits early’, or something similar…)

  4. The Real Greg says:

    Meh. If it was a tear, I’d obviously be more concerned.

    Don’t play him against the Twins and he will have about a week off to rest the quad.

  5. forensic says:

    heh, figures. Sure was worth getting him up here quickly…

    • gc says:

      You’re right, this NEVER would have happened down in Scranton.

      • forensic says:

        I didn’t say that, but it’s very different when you’re playing major league games vs. minor league games. Plus, now they have another dead roster spot for however long this may take and it’s even more downtime for him, in addition to the ASB.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          I’m sorry, but tightness could have happened at any point, doing any activity. It could have been the cumulative result of his activity up to that point. There is zero proof anyone can give that that particular moment was some sort of atrophy threshold Jeter passed which led to the tightness.

          We have zero knowledge of why. We have zero knowledge of what could have prevented it. All we know is that it happened.

          • gc says:

            And we STILL don’t know the extent of what exactly (if anything) is wrong. Or if it will lead to any time off, or if it’s just a one day thing and he feel perfectly fine in two days. But by all means, knee-jerk reactions are far more fun around here. :)

          • LK says:

            Yeah, but if it happened in Scranton they wouldn’t have the dead roster spot to deal with until it goes away.

            Hopefully it’s no big deal though.

            • I'm One says:

              You mean that dead roster spot that was being taken up by that oh-so-productive first baseman whose name I can’t remember already?

              • LK says:

                Heh. I’m not saying it’s a huge loss, but playing a man short isn’t nothing, even if that man you’re missing sucks.

              • forensic says:

                Having poor roster construction before doesn’t excuse having it now.

                • I'm One says:

                  Having poor roster construction before this was the reality. The Yankees weren’t going to replace Ishikawa with someone more productive (other than this move), so even with Jeter needing a day off (hopefully that’s all it is), they’re still in better shape now.

          • forensic says:

            Sure, but with two other leg injuries and the non-use, this isn’t exactly shocking. And given that he only had 4 games in AAA where it’s not nearly the same intensity as he would’ve had today, the risk is heightened even more.

            And, if it happens in the minors, then it’s no big deal. Again, happening here gives them a dead roster spot and gives him more off-time to have to try to come back from.

  6. Adam says:

    If this turns out to be a serious injury, please fire Cashman immediately. Rushing Jeter back after nine at-bats in the minors when he hasn’t played in nine months because the team sucks was always completely asinine. I couldn’t believe he was coming back today when the news broke last night. If Cashman put together a better roster instead of a billion minor league scrubs they could’ve taken extra time with Jeter. Girardi’s comments after the game make me think this was ultimately Cashman’s call.

    • Dan says:

      How would every day playing and at bats at the minor leauge level differ from those had at the major leauge level.

      • The Real Greg says:

        That is a fair point, Adam. He could have just as easily done this in a minor league game.

      • Adam says:

        Do you really think that as much of a competitor Jeter is, he would’ve busted it down the line that hard like he did in his third at-bat if he was playing in Scranton?

        • The Real Greg says:

          Well then that’s on Jeter. He has to know his body’s limits.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Adam: Doctor and psychic. That’s a pretty good combo. If I could do that, I wouldn’t be commenting on here right now. I’d be counting my money and banging my fourth starlet of the day.

        • LK says:

          If he’s such a competitor, doesn’t that mean he WOULD bust it down the line in Scranton?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:


  7. The Real Greg says:

    Also call me na├»ve and uninformed, but I don’t know what quad tightness can lead to.

    • Dan says:

      Absolutely nothing. It means your muscles at very worst have slight atrophy after doing very little with them for 8 months.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Right. No the type of atrophy you and I would get, but there’s the strength you get in rehab and the strength you’re going to regain playing actual baseball.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      1. Negative vibe.
      2. Media interest.
      3. Pitchers needing to give up -4 runs a start to compensate.
      4. Duh, a torn quad of some sort.

  8. TheEvilUmpire says:

    Get Tony Fernandez on the phone!

  9. I'm not the droids you're looking for... says:


  10. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Oh, for fuck’s sake.


  11. Zanath says:

    Even if he feels great tonight and tomorrow, I’d hold him out or, at the very least, start him at DH again.

  12. EndlessJose says:

    Derek Jeter will be important for this team but I think Brian Cashman is risking his team by thinking Jeter and AROD are gonna be the biggest help.

    Arod is gonna be suspended and Jeter is at a point where he gets these nagging injuries.He’s 40.What do you expect?I hate to be negative but there’s old good hitters and young bad hitters on this team.

    • jsbrendog says:

      come on, we know by now you don;t in any way hate to be negative. don’t lie. plus arod won’t be suspended. he will appeal and it will drag into the offseason.

  13. BeanTooth says:

    I wonder if he’s compensating for the ankle when he runs, which could put strain elsewhere. Even if the ankle is fine, just the awareness of the injury could be forcing Jeter to run differently than before. Kind of like how Gazoo altered his throwing motion because of the broken hand. Not good.

  14. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    I’m Shocked! I’m Shocked!

    They rushed back a 39 year old who had only 20 ABs in the last 9 months just to sell tickets and stem the collapse in tee vee ratings and SHOCKINGLY he wasn’t ready.

    Cashman Failed.

    • JerryJRC says:

      Problem is Ghost, that NYY allowed Jeter to dictate when he was ready to return.

      What a mess of an organization!

    • Joel Skinner says:

      Ur an idiot

    • jsbrendog says:

      bringing derek jeter back has nothing to do with attendance or ratings. it has to do with winning. do those things directly correlate? yes. but it was not because of attendance and ratings.

      • 461deep says:

        I believe falling TV and YS attendance did play
        a role in Derek’s premature return. Winning with a not yet ready singles hitting DH seems a stretch. He is running better though and helped build an early run today. Good news for team is horrid Twins come in for 3 while Red Sox finish tough road trip in Oakland but that helps their remaining schedule when trip ends. So far the Yanks have not gained ground on RS while they’ve been out west. Maybe they will this weekend.

  15. Chris says:

    And if he comes back and tears the cover off the ball then we’re calling Cashman a genius so either way. Let it play out. Bottom line is that we need him back and we’re paying Jeter and A-rod a lot of money to be playing so let’s get the show on the road. If Gene Michael and company are saying he looks good and Jeter is saying let’s go then what’s the wait. We’re not 10 games up in first place guys. Need to start scoring runs.

  16. Rizi Walnutz says:

    Different team with Jeter in the dugout. Anybody could see that. Worth the risk and the right move. Anybody who doesn’t get it doesn’t get how Yankee teams win. Or worse, doesn’t give a shit if they win or not.

  17. Pat D says:

    Calm down, everyone. This was all God’s plan. George Zimmerman told me so.

  18. JackNimblest says:

    I say demote him to A-Ball. That’ll teach him to over-hustle!

    That’s what ol’ George woulda done, by golly.

    • sangreal says:

      over-hustle? He practically walked to first on that play. It was notable for the lack of hustle, and I thought it was immediately obvious something was wrong

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      The marching call of someone who should have a monthly appointment with a neurologist.

  19. Shittyshittybangbang says:

    Whatever happens, that shit was exciting, wasn’t it ?! Seemed like a different team out there. And it wasn’t his performance, that was some healing hands shit ! Along with a short pre-game speech – “I’m Derek Jeter bitches – you ain’t embarrassing me !”. And on a side-note, Eduardo “hands of stone” Nunez increased his degree of difficulty by additionally playing with roller blades and a left handers glove. Wow, that guy is scary out there !

  20. Cuso says:

    This is nothing. Just getting the kinks out. Quads do this.

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