You see, one has to be on the field in order to lead. Whether Jeter will admit it or not, he’s not going to be there. Not consistently enough to be a factor, anyway.
The Bombers open their season in 10 days, and manager Joe Girardi says A-Rod should be there.
Relax, Yankees fans. The captain says he’s OK.
While Jeter said that he was not “concerned” and didn’t see it as a “setback,” clearly there is at least reason for pause in the comeback story that has accounted for most of the ink this spring.
Derek Jeter said he was removed from Tuesday’s lineup for “precautionary” reasons because his surgically-repaired left ankle feels “stiff.”
Yankees starter Phil Hughes was struck in the back by a comebacker, but appears uninjured.
Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn’t rule out missing up to two months of the regular season. He could potentially sit out much longer.
Injured Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira plans to begin baseball drills in a week.
Brennan Boesch made his Yankees’ debut and went 0-or-3 Saturday as a New York split squad lost 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Pettitte, who had been pitching in simulated games, allowed one run and four hits over three-plus innings. The left-hander had three strikeouts and three walks.
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is looking to wave goodbye to baseball with one more World Series ring on his finger.
The shortstop went to Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday for a scheduled visit to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the surgeon who operated on his ankle last October. “He said everything’s healed,” Jeter said. “100 percent healed.”
Rivera is getting set to close his career. The Yankees legend plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.
What a day in the life of the Yankees. Imagine what happens when the games begin to count.