Derek Jeter not in Yankees lineup
TAMPA, 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.