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Yankees | Derek Jeter expected to start season on disabled list

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said SS Derek Jeter (ankle) will likely begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. He was unable to play in a minor league game Sunday, March 24, due to recurring soreness in his left ankle. Jeter went 0-for-4 with four groundouts as the designated hitter in a minor league game Saturday, March 23, and did not run at full speed on any of the grounders. Cashman said that if Jeter is placed on the disabled list, he would remain in Florida to continue working out and playing in minor league games. Cashman said he would not rejoin the major league club until he has proven that he can play in consecutive nine-inning games at shortstop without discomfort and added that the Yankees would not bring him back only as a designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Jeter is targeting a return to the starting lineup Saturday, April 6, against the Detroit Tigers. Eduardo Nunez will serve as the starting shortstop in his absence.

2013-03-24 10:13:37 | Source: MLB.com - Bryan Hoch

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