Jeter will sit until Friday with sore calf

Derek Jeter’s sore left calf will keep him out of the Yankees lineup until Friday. Manager Joe Girardi said that if this were the regular season, Jeter would likely be playing tonight against the Pirates, but they’ll give him the extra time to rest.

This also saves Jeter two long bus rides to Port Charlotte, Fla. tomorrow (Rays) and Fort Myers, Fla. (Red Sox) on Thursday.

Nick Swisher (groin), Russell Martin (groin) and Robinson Cano (bruised left hand) are all in the lineup tonight against Pittsburgh.

Freddy Garcia (bruised right hand) threw a bullpen and everything went well, Girardi said, but it’s too soon to tell if a start on Friday is realistic. David Robertson also threw a bullpen and could be pitching live batting practice later this week.

The Yankees have sent right-handers George Kontos, D.J. Mitchell and David Phelps, plus infielder Brandon Laird, to the Minors.

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