Jeter likely to start season on disabled list

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.
Credit: Getty Images

The news the Yankees seemed to be hinting at for the better part of a week appears to finally be ready to come true.

General manager Brian Cashman told reporters in camp on Sunday that shortstop Derek Jeter would likely start the season on the disabled list.

“I don’t anticipate him starting the season,” Cashman told reporters. “I can read his face, and his face today tells me the reality is starting to sink in that this disabled list situation might be necessary.”

Jeter, 38, was scratched from Sunday’s game after feeling more soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. He broke the ankle last October in the ALCS against the Tigers.

Jeter had told reporters all along he planned to target Opening Day for his return, even after soreness cropped up last week. At the time, Jeter said the pain was normal, according to his doctors, and he wasn’t concerned. But then last Thursday Cashman said Jeter would not play in any major league spring training games in order to back date his injury should he need to begin the season on the DL.

The last time a player other than Jeter started at shortstop for the Yankees was Luis Sojo in 2001. Jeter dealt with a similar situation that year, as he was injured in spring training, back dated and began the season on the 15-day DL.

The Jeter injury is just one in a long list of maladies the team has suffered during the spring. First baseman Mark Teixeira is out until at least June with a wrist injury. Outfielder Curtis Granderson fractured his forearm in his first fame of spring training and is out until mid-May. And third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent hip surgery in January and will miss at least the first half of the 2013 season.

News also broke on Sunday that closer Mariano Rivera is dealing with severe migraines. The New York Post reported Rivera underwent a CAT scan and blood tests after experiencing the headaches for two weeks. Doctors diagnosed him with migraines. Cashman said the team was not worried and Rivera was scheduled to make a relief appearance on Sunday.

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



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.