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Yankees | Derek Jeter out until after All-Star break

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed Thursday, April 18, that SS Derek Jeter (ankle) has a small crack in the area of his previous ankle injury, and he'll be out until after the All-Star break now.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Jeter won't need surgery, which would most likely have ended his entire season. He'll need to rest to allow the crack in his ankle to heal. We warned drafters to take caution in relying on Jeter coming off this serious injury and surgery, and now he'll miss at least half the season. In mixed leagues, you can probably cut bait here, but you'll likely have to hang onto him in AL-only leagues if you have a DL spot available.

Eduardo Nunez's value continues to increase, and he's worth an addition as middle infield insurance in mixed formats. His defense looks to be much improved, which is a huge plus, and he can contribute nicely in the stolen base category.

2013-04-18 13:22:33 | Source: The Star-Ledger - Andy McCullough

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