Derek Jeter heading to the Disabled List
June 15, 2011
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The quest for 3000 will be delayed for at least 15 days
For just the fourth time in his career, Derek Jeter will spend some time on the DL. Jeter is just six hits away from becoming the 28th player to reach the 3,000 hit plateau. Without Jeter, the Yankees routed the Rangers 12-4 last night. Jeter’s replacement in the 1 hole, Brett Gardner, sparked the offense by going 3-4, with a walk, and scoring three out of the four times he reached base. Eduardo Nunez replaced Jeter at short. He started off the scoring barrage with an RBI single off a fastball Jeter told him to look out for. God, I hope when Jeter retires he becomes the Yankees manager. I can’t imagine Yankees baseball without Jeter, and he has all the tangibles and intangibles necessary to become a great coach. Granderson, Swisher and Cano all homered, giving CC Sabathia his 8th win of the season.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins offered some advice to Jeter about his injury. Apparently it took Rollins a really long time to recover. The only difference is Rollins’ injury was a grade II calf strain, while Jeter’s is just a grade I. A-Rod was hampered by a grade I strain last August and only missed 14 games. Plus, the Yankees have A-Rod’s cousin to help Jeter rehab his injury (just kidding guys).
Ivan Nova (5-4) takes on Derek Holland (5-1) tonight at The Stadium (7ET) Look for the Yankees to roll. Nova has found his groove and is rocking a 2.77 ERA so far in June.