Jeter has strained calf; determination to be made Tuesday
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has a Grade 1 (lowest) strain of his right calf, the team announced tonight, citing the results of a MRI taken at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
A determination will be made Tuesday on Jeter’s next step, but manager Joe Girardi said that his instinct is that Jeter will not play in the series opener against the Rangers.
“That would be my gut feeling,” Girardi said. “To see him come out of a game usually, you don’t see him come out. So my gut feeling is he wouldn’t be in there.”
Jeter needs six hits to become the 28th member of baseball’s 3,000 hit club and had been hoping to do it at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have three games remaining on their current homestand.
“You hate to see it, especially Derek,” Mark Teixeira said. “He’s not one to come out of the game unless it’s something serious. We knew it wasn’t something really minor because he pretty much plays through everything.”