Derek Jeter was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Red Sox after experiencing issues in or around his surgically repaired left ankle according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Mark Reynolds was inserted into the game to run for Jeter and first base would eventually move to third base.
It has been a so-called nightmare season for Jeter, who re-fractured his ankle in March, pulled his quad in July and strained his calf in August. This is obviously not good news for the 39-year-old shortstop, who is now beginning to show signs of mortality.
With his contract up after this season and a player option available for 2014, you have to start wondering when Jeter will retire. The fact that he’s broken his ankle twice, and now re-agrivated it is not a good sign. He was sent for a precautionary CT scan on the ankle and the results came back negative. There is no indication that the team will shut Jeter down, as he will sit out for a few days and will be re-examined.
As I just reported, #Yankees’ Jeter left game due to issue with or near surgically repaired left ankle.