Derek Jeter out this weekend due to lingering quad and calf issues

David Phelps scratched from Sunday's rehab start with sore elbow
Game 109: Number Two Starter

Joe Girardi confirmed Derek Jeter will not play today or tomorrow due to lingering soreness in his quad as well as a calf issue that has bothered him recently. They expect to have him back on Monday for the series opener in Chicago and hope he will avoid the DL. You can’t do anything but laugh at this point. What a mess.

David Phelps scratched from Sunday's rehab start with sore elbow
Game 109: Number Two Starter
  • Adam

    Thank God we traded for a shortstop/third baseman at the deadline.

    • Tisha

      Bet this happened Friday sliding into third

      • Liddy

        This was a problem before that.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Don’t worry, they’ll get rid of A-Rod and move Jeter to third next year.

    • Laz

      And that solves what exactly?

  • Stratman9652

    Ah, there’s the obligatory road trip injury.

  • RetroRob

    I’d have thought that quad issue would be totally done by now.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I’d bet my bottom dollar he aggravated it on that stupid slide into third yesterday.

      • Stratman9652

        That looked like it would have been more painful than for the left leg, but I’m sure it didn’t help matters.

    • Carlos Danger

      Geriatric Jeter is an old man, he’s gonna need hip replacement surgery next year then hes gonna sprain his large toe requiring another lengthy DL stint during rehab.

  • The Real Greg

    Good thing in 2010 we drafted Andrelton Simmons in the second round…oh wait, we didn’t. We drafted Cito Culver in the first round.

    Just a mess of an organization.

    • LK

      Drafting Cito Culver was a stupid decision, and also one that really has nothing whatsoever to do with Andrelton Simmons.

      • The Real Greg

        Its the classic “If they didn’t draft… they could have had …”

        • Mike Axisa

          That doesn’t make it not dumb. They could have had Peter Tago too.

        • LK

          I mean yeah, but you can do that with basically any draft pick ever. Every team passed on Simmons, so it’s not like that was a Yankee problem. Having Culver that high is the issue.

          • The Real Greg

            It is a hindsight complaint, I’ll give you that absolutely. But it just highlights the reason the Yankees are in the position they are in now. Having to use popsicle sticks and super glue.

  • LK

    Memo to the Yankees:

    Next time you think Jeter’s ready to come back from an injury, wait another week.


  • The Real Greg

    Now would be a good time to put Phil Hughes on the waiver wire.

  • Wheels

    Father time is undefeated.

    • trr

      And always will be.
      He’ll be kicking ass on this team next year too

    • lightSABR

      Mo’s going to beat him. Or at least draw. Whatever you want to call retiring on your own terms, while still at the top of your game at 42.

      Or as (I think) Mike put it in an awesome post once upon a time: “Mo’s not just going to beat Father Time. He’s going to strike him out looking on an inside cutter.”

      • lightSABR

        Hmm. Actually, I think the quote was “Mo’s not just going to *stave off* Father Time. He’s going to strike him out looking on an inside cutter.”

        Fixed that for you. Or myself. Whatever.

        • trr

          I stand corrected, SABR, I stand corrected!

        • Wheels

          Yes yes, Mo is immortal.

    • steves

      Reminds me of one of my favorite lyrics from a Dan Bern song quoting God:

      “God said Time
      Time belongs to me
      Time’s my secret weapon
      My final advantage”

  • Tino!_24 (or another Yankee legend disappoints)

    He looks like he’s wearing an anvil on his left ankle when he hits with that protective device he wears. it really restricts his movement to the point where you have to wonder if it is causing a strain to his leg muscles. You can see he is playing on guts. My question is why put him at short a position that puts so much strain on him? DH or first base. His value is so high to them at the plate now. They can get buy with Nix or Nunez at short

  • Bo Knows

    Whoever selected Jeter/ lowerleg and day to day on the RAB injury betting chart you get a cookie

  • LarryM Fl

    The season is over. Play the young guys and determine who has a future with the Yanks. The starting rotation has crumbled except for Kuroda and Nova.

    Place Jeter on the DL until he can play as he is accustomed to playing.

    Yes I’m throwing in the towel. It does not mean that I will not root against my thoughts but just being realistic.

    • Vern Sneaker

      Except for Adams at 3B there is no prospect to play. He’s worth finding out about.
      (Almonte’s not an upgrade, IMO.) We’re going to have to struggle for the playoffs this year and next is all and try to rebuild intelligently.

      • Steve (different one)

        You could argue that you could throw JR Murphy out there and see what happens. Give Mustelier 150 ABs and see if there is anything. But yeah.

        Since I think next year will likely be worse, there probably isn’t as much urgency as we think…

    • fat jeter

      welcome aboard the reality bandwagon, my friend! nothing wrong with seeing the writing on the wall.

  • trr

    It was quite obvious last night, he was almost playing on one leg

  • Oy

    At this point, you have to make an acquisition of a SS the top priority of the offseason. Call up Texas and see what the price is on Andrus. Call up the Braves and ask about the availability of Pastornicky.

    I have a dreadful fear of seeing Nix and Nunez man the left side of the infield on 2014 opening day.

  • first name only male- Retire 21

    Clearly this “injury” is a ploy by the Yankees to get out from under that $9.5 million player option in Jeter’s contract.


  • Robert

    Jeter is carrying father time on his back. Shut him down already.Play him at 3rd next year.

    • Brandon

      too bad there’s no reasonable SS in sight until asdrubal (if the indians don’t lock him up) and that’s not until 2015

      • D$1184

        Indians aren’t locking Cabrera up–they don’t like his attitude and have one of the top shortstop prospects in the game.

  • forensic

    Boy is my wife gonna be PISSED when I tell her this. So, neither of our likely favorite players will play in the games we get to go to. This is working out great…

    • Phil Hughes

      I’ll still be there.

      • Whoever you are pitching against

        And we are excited to see you. Time to pad those HR stats!

  • ropeadope

    So A-Rod and Jeter both return on Monday. Yay! Booking my flight to Chi-Town now.

  • OldYanksFan

    I think Nunez COULD turn into a league average SS. Slightly above average bat, slightly (hopefully) below average glove. If so, at league minimum, that’s a good thing.

  • kenthadley

    No SS prospect available…no 3B prospect available….no 1B prospect available….no C prospect available….no OF prospect available….check the lineup for Scranton tonight…a cast of old castoffs with JR Murph…..good development job, Brian.

  • fat jeter

    Ankle, quad, now calf. All that’s left is hamstring, knee, shin, and foot. Fill up that bingo card, DJ.

    Let’s extend his contract and see just how broken down he can get.

  • EndlessJose

    Jeter is not gonna go out gracefully like MO.Jeter like Berine and Posada is gonna limp out of here.

    With half of Jeters hits coming from infield hits he runs out it makes no sense to keep him off the DL.

  • BJN

    He’s an aging shortstop. Get ready for much more of the same for him.

  • Pistol Pete

    He should do what Whitey and DiMaggio did, walk off gracefully. It’s over.