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Friday, August 18, 2017

Derek Jeter out for season, playoffs if New York Yankees make it

Derek-Jeter-YankeesSo long, 2013 version of Derek Jeter. We hardly knew you.

The New York Yankees announced on Wednesday that Jeter has once again been placed on the disabled list with an ankle injury. According to Brian Cashman, the latest trip to the DL will “effectively end his season.” That includes the postseason should the Yankees earn one of the two American League wild card spots.

As someone who is a loyal Boston Red Sox follower, I think I speak for all baseball fans when I say Jeter’s season has been incredibly difficult to watch. The captain appeared in just 17 games this season and batted .190 with one home run and seven RBI. Jeter’s lone homer gave fans false hope when it came in his first game back from the DL after he missed the first 91 games of the season.

Jeter left New York’s game against Boston on Saturday with soreness in his surgically-repaired ankle. He underwent a CT scan that came back negative, though the team has sent the results to Jeter’s surgeon, Dr. Robert Anderson, for a second opinion.

The string of injuries has resulted in many analysts and fans thinking about the “R” word. However, Cashman seemed confident on Wednesday that the 39-year-old is not going to retire.

“I have not watched (Jeter’s) last game,” Cashman said, per Joel Sherman of the NY Post. “No one has.”

We sure hope not. Given the incredible Hall of Fame career Jeter has had in New York, it would only be fitting for him to leave the game on his own terms.

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