Unfortunately for us all, Derek Jeter isn’t going to be the New York Yankees‘ shortstop forever. While the 19-year MLB veteran has shown his durability time and time again, the guy is nearly 40-years-old!
Apparently stuck in the 1990s, the Yankees are treating their captain like he’s some indestructible robot. While rushing Jeter back from October’s season-ending ankle injury might be the dumbest thing New York has done all year, Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes that DJ is going to be good to go on Friday when the Yanks host the Minnesota Twins. However, I trust an MRI over Girardi and the results on Jeter’s bum quad are said to be revealed sometime today.
You’d think that a team dealing with injuries to the likes of: Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson would be more understanding when it comes to preserving Jeter. It’s obvious that the Yankees simply got impatient and with a six-game deficit to overcome in the AL East, I can see why the New York front office got so jumpy.
Either way, you can’t possibly throw the surefire Hall of Famer on the diamond after just four rehab games! What would the backlash have been if Jeter had severely injuried his ankle once again? The Big Apple should be thankful that No. 2 only tweaked his quad.
With that being said, how long are the Yankees going to be forced to baby Jeter? He was in the lineup as a designated hitter and still managed to get hurt — the Yanks are doomed if you ask me.