Jeter, Martin scratched from Yankees lineup
TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Jeter has a sore left calf and will not play until Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi said this morning. Jeter went through a full workout yesterday but Girardi got a call as the team was returning from Viera, Fla. about the injury. Jeter has been instructed not to do anything on the field today.
The calf is not the same as the one Jeter injured last June, stalling his pursuit of the 3,000 hit milestone.
“He said it was stiff, tender,” Girardi said. “I remember what happened last year, even though that was a different calf. We’re just being cautious.”
Jeter always fights to stay in the lineup during the regular season, but Girardi said that isn’t as much the case during the spring.
“I tried to prep him before I told him that he wasn’t going to probably play until Tuesday,” Girardi said. “I said, ‘Remember what happened last year.’ I think he understands that it’s Spring Training.”
Russell Martin was also scheduled to catch seven or eight innings today against the Nationals but has soreness in his left groin. Girardi said that he wasn’t sure when Martin would catch again.
Girardi added that Nick Swisher’s left groin was feeling better, but said he would rest him at least another day as a precaution.
“We’re getting a little nicked up right now,” Girardi said.