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The Yankees sent Alex Rodriguez to have a MRI performed on his left thumb today in New York, and it came back clean. Still, manager Joe Girardi said that it is “really questionable” that Rodriguez will be available to play in the upcoming series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Rodriguez will re-join the team on Tuesday in Boston.
Meanwhile, Derek Jeter is walking around better after taking a foul ball off his right kneecap. Girardi said that he could use him on Monday as a pinch-hitter in an emergency.
BALTIMORE – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was scratched from the lineup for the second game of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader against the Orioles with a bruised right knee.
Jeter fouled a ball off his knee in a third-inning at-bat against Baltimore’s Zach Britton in the first game of the twinbill.
He was attended to on the field by head athletic trainer Gene Monahan and manager Joe Girardi, but stayed in the game, going 0-for-4 in New York’s 2-0 loss.
Jeter said between games that he expected to play, but was replaced by Eduardo Nunez at shortstop minutes before first pitch.
“I mean, it hurts,” Jeter said. “It’s really nothing.”
Derek Jeter’s first-inning triple gave him career hit No. 3,056, moving past Rickey Henderson for sole possession of 21st place on baseball’s all-time list.
It’s been a busy week for Jeter, who also passed Rod Carew (3,053). Next up is Craig Biggio (3,060), but after that, Jeter will have to wait a little bit before knocking off any new names. His boyhood idol, Dave Winfield, has a healthy lead at 3,110.
Jeter came around to score later in the inning, giving him 1,752 runs scored for his career, good for sole possession of 20th place all-time. That breaks a tie with Jimmie Foxx.
With an infield single in the first inning on Wednesday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter surpassed Rod Carew on baseball’s all-time hits list with 3,054, then equaled Rickey Henderson for 21st place with a third-inning RBI single.
Jeter tied Carew with a 3-for-3 performance in Tuesday’s 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jeter tied the Hall of Fame infielder by legging out a ball hit to second base off righty Trevor Cahill.
As Jeter was approaching his 3,000th hit, Carew said that he has cheered for the Yankees captain from afar for some time.
“I’m a Derek Jeter fan,” Carew said. “I’ve watched this young man play since Day 1. I’ve always enjoyed the way he has played the game. When you go out there every day and you’re consistent, good things happen. That’s what has happened to Derek over the years as a hitter in the big leagues. He’s been a consistent player, a consistent hitter.”
Henderson had a 25-year big league career, logging 513 of those hits with the Yankees from 1985-89.
Derek Jeter is 3-for-3 with a walk tonight, stroking an eighth-inning single to center field off A’s right-hander Brandon McCarthy for career hit No. 3,053.
That ties Jeter with Rod Carew for 22nd place on baseball’s all-time list. Next up, possibly on this brief homestand, is Rickey Henderson (3,055).
The batting helmet and batting gloves that Derek Jeter donated from his 3,000th hit game on July 9 have arrived safe and sound at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y, according to a press release. If you’re planning on being in the area, they’ll be hosting an artifact spotlight every day this week at noon.
Jeter said he’s keeping the bat and the ball (thanks, Christian Lopez!) for his own collection, but wouldn’t say where he’s going to be keeping them. That big mansion in the Tampa area seems to be a good first guess, though, right next to the 250-pound metallic statue.
In addition to the batting helmet and batting gloves, other artifacts from Jeter’s career that are part of the Hall’s archive include:
- A Yankees jersey from 1996, his American League Rookie of the Year season and the year of his first World Series title
- A bat from the 1997 American League Division Series
- Spikes and bat from the 1998 World Series
- Bat used during the 2000 All-Star Game, where Jeter was named Most Valuable Player
- Batting helmet from the 2000 World Series, where Jeter was named Most Valuable Player
- Team USA jersey from the 2006 World Baseball Classic
- Spikes worn when he broke Lou Gehrig’s record for career hits at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 16, 2008
- Bat used during the Yankees’ final homestand of 2008, their last season at Yankee Stadium
- Batting gloves worn Sept. 11, 2009, when he recorded his 2,722nd hit at Yankee Stadium, surpassing Lou Gehrig’s record
- Bat used during Game 6 of the 2009 World Series
NEW YORK – Derek Jeter’s unforgettable entry into the 3,000 hits club was celebrated on Saturday by the Yankees, as the captain was lavishly honored with gifts in a pre-game ceremony.
The Yankees unveiled a 225-pound custom, one-of-a-kind sculpture for Jeter, which was commissioned by CC Sabathia and Jorge Posada and depicts Jeter doffing his cap after the milestone.
Wheeled to home plate on a flat bed cart underneath a black cloth, the inscription reads, “To our captain, leader and friend, congratulations on a great achievement, from your teammates.”
The mirrored, stainless steel sculpture was created by Scott Kranzler of Milgo Industrial.
Jeter became the 28th player all-time and the first Yankee to join the 3,000 hits club on July 9 against the Rays, homering off left-hander David Price in the third inning.
It was announced on Saturday that Jeter would donate his batting helmet and batting gloves from that game to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jeter’s parents, Charles and Dorothy, and his sister, Sharlee, were present for the ceremony.
Yankees team president Randy Levine and chief operating officer Lonn Trost presented Jeter with a 14-inch Waterford crystal vase, hand-crafted in Ireland and copper wheel engraved with the Yankee Stadium and “DJ3K” logos.
From managing general partner and co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner and his wife, Christina, Jeter and his father received 14-karat Balfour white gold rings with 50 total diamonds, 14 of which made up a number “2.”
The Steinbrenners also presented Jeter’s mother and sister with ring top pendants with the “DJ3K” logo.
Speaking over the Yankee Stadium public address system, Rivera said, “I want to say thank God for giving me the opportunity to play with a tremendous player like Derek and being in this organization, and being able to see every one of them.
“Jeet, I love you, and continue. God bless you and God bless your family.”
Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit came the last time the Rays were in town, and they’ll celebrate it all over again on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the press release from the Yankees, asking fans to be in their seats by 3:45 p.m. ET:
YANKEES TO CELEBRATE DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH CAREER HIT WITH A SPECIAL PREGAME CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
The New York Yankees tonight announced that a special pregame ceremony celebrating Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit will be held prior to Saturday’s game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled to begin at 4:10 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch at 2:00 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 3:45 p.m.
On July 9, 2011, Jeter became the 28th player all time—and at 37 years, 13 days the fourth youngest—to reach the 3,000-hit plateau with a third-inning solo home run off Tampa Bay’s David Price. Jeter would finish the game 5-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning. He joined Wade Boggs as the only two players to hit a home run as their 3,000th career hit, and became only the second player to record at least five hits in the game in which they recorded their 3,000th hit (also Craig Biggio).
CHICAGO — I’m no weather man, but after listening to everyone talk heading into tonight’s game, I can tell you this: Expect rain. Nothing yet as of 6 p.m. CT, but there’s supposed to be some pretty serious storms in the area tonight, so hopefully the game can get in with little or no delays.
Phil Hughes certainly hopes so.
Manager Joe Girardi said he hasn’t articulated to Hughes that he needs to pitch well tonight, but with the Yankees deploying a six-man rotation in order to keep Ivan Nova in the mix, the pressure is on for Hughes to deliver against a rather desperate White Sox team. And the last thing he needs is for a little rain to get in the way.
When asked what he’s looking for out of Hughes, Girardi mentioned a better curveball — the new one that was so key to him getting his first win in Toronto three starts ago.
“I thought he made some progress his last start, but I think that his stuff can get better,” he said. “He can give us more distance. His curveball wasn’t as sharp his last start. As we talked about, [CC Sabathia's] slider wasn’t as sharp as it’s been [last night], but when it’s Phil, we have to get this guy on a roll, too. And he’s had his struggles this year, so there’s more red flags. His curveball wasn’t as sharp, and we have to get that going.”
Girardi was asked several times what could happen when he cuts his rotation from six to five again — whether Nova or Hughes will be in the bullpen, or whether one of them will go to the Minors to be stretched out for the Aug. 27 doubleheader — but the skipper kept his options open and would only speak in generalities.
“There’s a lot of things that we have to talk about,” Girardi said. “I mean, the best thing that could happen is that [Hughes] pitches really well, and then we have a tough decision to make in what we’re going to do. There’s some different scenarios. Nova hasn’t pitched out of the bullpen as much. I’ve also talked about, we’re going to need a starter, I think, Aug. 27 when we go to Baltimore, and you want someone built up. So there’s some things after today and tomorrow that we’re going to have to talk about.”
Derek Jeter is back in the lineup after missing Monday’s game with a sore right middle finger, and Brett Gardner is once again in the lineup — batting in the No. 9 spot — against a left-hander.
Here’s the full slate …
Pitching: RH Phil Hughes (1-3, 8.24 ERA)
Pitching: LH John Danks (4-8, 3.79 ERA)
Some links from last night …
* CC denies White Sox, earning 16th win
* Yankees Notebook on Jeter, A-Rod, Cervelli and the six-man rotation
* With no guarantees, Hughes faces White Sox
CHICAGO — Greetings from U.S. Cellular Field, the first of a whopping 21 road games this month, and the first of a week that will finish at Fenway Park.
Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ lineup after being hit by a pitch in his right middle finger on Sunday, and the competition between Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova is seemingly on. The Yankees announced they were going with a six-man rotation this week, with Nova — who gave up two runs in seven innings during his big league return on Saturday — starting Thursday, Bartolo Colon sliding back to Friday, CC Sabathia pitching on normal rest Saturday and Freddy Garcia getting the nod on six days’ rest Sunday.
More on that later, but just know this: Hughes’ Tuesday start is a big one. He knows it, and they know it.
In other news, Alex Rodriguez (knee surgery) is slated to be in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday and plans to resume workouts by Thursday. How long would it take for him to get back once he starts those workouts? Joe Girardi wouldn’t say, but mid-August is at least looking good.
Here are your lineups …
Pitching: LH Sabathia (15-5, 2.56 ERA)
Pitching: RH Jake Peavy (4-4, 5.27 ERA)