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.



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.