Yankees put Derek Jeter back on DL, ending season

Derek Jeter was injured against the Tigers in last year's playoffs. Credit: Getty Images
Derek Jeter was injured against the Tigers in last year’s playoffs and his 2013 season has basically been a wash.
Credit: Getty Images

At this point, it’s hard to keep track of how many times Derek Jeter has been on the disabled list.

Jeter was, again, placed on the 15-day DL Wednesday due to the left ankle injury which has kept him from playing since Sept. 8. He was placed on the list retroactive to that day. The Yankees announced Jeter will not return this season, even for the postseason. However, with the Yankees two games back of Tampa Bay in the wild card — and the Orioles ahead of them — it appears unlikely that will matter.

“It’s very disappointing not to be able to play, especially this time of year,” Jeter said Wednesday. “This is when I want to play the most.”

Jeter has widely acknowledged this season has been the worst of his career — mostly due to injury. Officially, this is the fourth time Jeter has been on the DL in 2013. He’s only played in 17 games and had 63 at-bats. He is hitting just .190 with one home run.

Just yesterday the Yankees said they were unsure of how they would handle Jeter’s latest setback. Manager Joe Girardi was asked when Jeter would be back on the field, an answer to which he did not have.

“To play?” Girardi said. “I don’t know. We’ll go a day at a time with him. We’ll just try to keep him off it from doing a lot of baseball activities, see how it is tomorrow.”

General manager Brian Cashman spoke about being careful after Jeter had a setback with the leg he fractured in last season’s playoffs during spring training.

“I just know we don’t want to be in a situation where we were in like March, where it’s sore, so you think you’re trying to play through soreness,” Cashman said Tuesday. “And then something else happens. That’s why we’re trying to be as inclusionary as we possibly can … do as much as we can possibly do to close the gap between the known and the unknown.”

“I’ll have an entire offseason to strengthen [my] legs,” Jeter said Wednesday. “That’s what we’re talking about here.”

Cashman seems to believe the same thing, saying he does not believe Jeter has played his last games in the majors. Jeter has an $8-million player option for the 2014, one he will likely invoke.

“I have not seen Derek Jeter play his last game,” Cashman said. “No one has.”

“I just know he’s going to do everything in his power to get back in that field for spring training,” Girardi said Wednesday.

The Yankees traded for veteran shortstop Brendan Ryan yesterday.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.



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