TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — It’s official: The captain will be out for the count for the start of the 2013 campaign.
Jeter is undergoing treatment for his sore left ankle, still recovering from surgery last October. His last game action came as a designated hitter Saturday in a minor league exhibition.
“Of course, it’s disappointing,” Jeter said Tuesday. “I told you guys all along the goal was to be ready on opening day, and I didn’t reach it. I ran out of days. I pushed to try to get there opening day, and it didn’t work out. But I’ve still got to be ready for the majority of the season.”