Derek Jeter will not play in Minor League game today
TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will not play in a Minor League game on Sunday, the club has confirmed.
General manager Brian Cashman told Newsday that Jeter was “sore” after grounding out four times in a Minor League game as a designated hitter for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Cashman is expected to address Jeter’s situation further within the hour.
Jeter said upon reporting to George M. Steinbrenner Field on Sunday that he did not know what his plan would be going forward.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has said that he needs to see Jeter play in back-to-back games without soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle before the team would seriously consider having him on the Opening Day roster.
In order to preserve their ability to backdate his injury for disabled list purposes, Jeter has been told that he will not play in another Major League game this spring. If the Yankees begin the season with Jeter on the disabled list, he would be eligible to be activated on April 6.