Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jeter Won't Be Ready To Come Off DL Tomorrow

As you know, Jeter was scheduled to come off the DL tomorrow. Well, Cashman put all speculation to bed yesterday, saying Jeter isn't ready. Here's more from Anthony McCarron:
Derek Jeter had what GM Brian Cashman described as "a great day" of rehab Monday at the Yankees' complex in Tampa. But the GM confirmed that Jeter will not come off the disabled list when he is eligible to do so Wednesday, which could mean he won't play in this weekend's Subway Series against the Mets.


Jeter, who initially tried to talk his way out of going on the DL, is not fit enough to be activated when eligible and Cashman wouldn't offer a projection.

"No, he hasn't done anything yet other than (Sunday and Monday)," the GM said.

Asked if the Yankees are being cautious with Jeter, who is six hits shy of the 3,000-hit milestone, Cashman said, "Absolutely. That's the route we've taken so far and it's the right one. It's certainly going to be longer than we hoped.

"It's going to take as long as it takes. We just don't want it to take any longer than it needs to take."

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