Derek Jeter not in Yankees lineup

Derel JeterTAMPA, Fla. — Yankees captain Derek Jeter is not in the team’s lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Jeter was scratched from New York’s lineup on Tuesday against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. because of stiffness and soreness in the area of his surgically repaired left ankle.

He was seen by Dr. Daniel Murphy on Tuesday in Tampa. Precautionary X-rays were negative, and a precautionary MRI revealed mild inflammation of the ankle. Jeter is considered day-to-day and had hoped to play in Wednesday’s game.

The Yankees continue to believe that Jeter will be in their Opening Day lineup against Boston on April 1. On Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi indicated that Jeter could be serving as the designated hitter and not playing shortstop when the Yankees begin the regular season.

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A shot of cortisone may well be all Jeter needs to get back on field. Give him a few days of rest and let the medicine work and he’ll be ready to go. Inflammation and soreness in joint where surgery occurred should be expected. If it is a set back, it won’t be a serious one. Hard as it is to believe, standing and then moving quickly at shortstop day after day on the hard dirt with spikes on really wears on feet and ankles. If I were him, I would try every major manufacturers metal and non-metal spikes and see if there is a magic answer for foot/ankle fatigue.

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