Derek Jeter day-to-day with sore quad

Tampa Yanks win behind dominant Banuelos
Game 13: Win, Then Rest

Derek Jeter is dealing with a sore quad and is day-to-day, Joe Girardi announced. He first felt it during Friday’s game. Jeter did not play yesterday, is not in the lineup tonight, and the Yankees are off tomorrow, so the Cap’n will get at least three straight days off. “He’s not real happy. We’re just trying to be smart about it,” said Girardi to Mark Feinsand while adding no tests are scheduled. Given everything that happened last year, the Yankees are smart to be very careful with Jeter, especially so early in the season.

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Tampa Yanks win behind dominant Banuelos
Game 13: Win, Then Rest
  • MB923

    Bummer

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    The Dean Anna/Yangervis Solarte Left Side Infield is slowly being cemented.

    Now we just need to find an unheralded but solid 2B and 1B to make the transition complete.

  • JonS

    And.Here.We.Go…

  • Darren

    Let’s be positive and assume this is minor.

    • MB923

      Girardi said Jeter would play in an emergency role and if he doesn’t play he will definitely be ready for Tuesday. For now, I would say it is a minor.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So by them saying “no tests scheduled”, we’ll get word tomorrow test are negative?

  • forensic

    And in other injury news:

    Teixeira will hit on field today (1st time since injury)

    Hopefully he also decides to finally hit on the field when he returns to playing, too.

    • RetroRob

      I saw a slightly disturbing note yesterday that Teixeira was expected back by May 1. I say disturbing since he was originally expected back next weekend. Where did the May 1 day come from?!

      • forensic

        I haven’t seen that. Everything I’ve seen still expects him on or very close to his 15-days date.

        Truthfully though, if Solarte can manage to contribute a little for an extra week or two, I wouldn’t mind Tex came back a little later as long as the time is spent playing rehab games in the minors, hopefully knocking some of the rust and his usual terrible starts down there rather than in NY where it matters.

        • Deep Thoughts

          Co-sign.

        • RetroRob

          The May 1 date seems to have come from one of Girardi’s post-game pressers, either Thursday or Friday. Now saying he’ll return “by May 1″ does not preclude him being back next weekend, or whenever his 15 days are done. Yet the fact they picked a date a couple weeks after that is a little concerning.

          April is never Tex’s best month, even when he was at his best. My fear if May will now be April. Need to be him ABs. He seemed to be making progress right as he went down.

  • 461deep

    Jeter doing well lately so quad hurt unfortunate. If he plays 125 or so games that would be okay. Nice HR barrage yesterday like old days. Good chance to take 3 of 4 as Red Sox a bit off these days especially Pedroiia. Nova needs to rebound.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Girardi wasn’t hired to run no farewell tour. He was hired to win ballgames. I like Dean Anna. He’s certainly contributed more than Roberts.

  • …..

    Stephen Drew time!

    Both Tex and Jeter are down. What are they waiting for?

    • forensic

      Yeah, sign him to a one-day contract!!!

    • gageagainstthemachine

      I think they’re waiting for fans to stop mentioning Stephen Drew in every conversation. I know that sounds dickish, but you know what, I’m with them and I don’t care. Didn’t want Stephen Drew before, don’t want him now.

  • Brandon

    Before everyone freaks out, it’s probably smart to give him another day off, keep him fresh. Tomorrow’s the first day off for the team of the season after 13 straight games

    • RetroRob

      Two games off with a slightly tight quad. Sounds like could play but no need to risk. Nothing major.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    I just love tonight’s lineup with Frankie at 1B, Kelly at 3B and Soley at 2B. No Brian Roberts hitting 2nd making out after out after out. And Soley has finally moved up to 6th in the lineup!

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    bet he hurt himself running out the infield single friday

    • Wheels

      A normal baseball play.