Derek Jeter will not return this season. The Yankees placed Jeter on the 15-day disabled list today, concerned about the shortstop’s surgically-repaired left ankle and the possibility he may be hurt further if he keeps playing this season. “This is what’s best for Derek,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said to MLB.com. “Something’s going to give at some point the more we run him out there.”
Bookmaking Software readers know that Jeter fractured his ankle in Game 1 of last year’s American League Championship Series against the Tigers and was limited to just 17 games this season, batting .190 with a .288 on-base percentage and one home run.
Jeter was taken out of Saturday’s game against the Red Sox because manager Joe Girardi said he “didn’t like the way he was running” after hitting an RBI single. The preliminary CT scan came back negative.