NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he’s OK and will be able to play following his late exit Wednesday night because of a sore right hip.
Manager Joe Girardi said after the 4-0 loss to Detroit that Jeter was day-to-day and that the hip “was grabbing at him a little.”
“It’s not a big deal, it’s not an injury,” Jeter said. “It’s just one of those things that happens throughout the year.”
Before he was even asked if he could play on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers, Jeter said: “Yes.”
Jeter, in the midst of an extra-base power outage, went 1 for 4 and is hitting .250. He began the game with a leadoff single against Max Scherzer.
He flied out to shallow right field in the eighth inning, then was replaced in the field.
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