Jeter leaves with stiff left ankle
Jeter appeared to favor his ankle while running out a sixth-inning groundout against Washington right-hander Shairon Martis. He played the top of the seventh inning before departing, finishing the evening 0-for-3 with a walk.
UPDATE 10:56 p.m.: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Jeter believes he hurt the ankle on Gary Sheffield’s slide into second base on a fourth-inning double play back on Sunday.
“He was just not running real well, and when we took the lead, it was time to take him out,” Girardi said.
Jeter had no tests performed here and left without speaking to reporters. He is listed as day-to-day but Girardi did not seem optimistic that Jeter would play Wednesday.
“We’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” Girardi said. “I hope he wakes up and it’s all gone. My sense is that won’t be the case.”