Derek Jeter will begin the 2013 season on the disabled list. Jeter last played a game on Saturday and was still sore in his surgically-repaired ankle the following day.
The Yankees have already committed to starting the season with their captain on the disabled list.
Jeter could miss more then just the Opening Day game against Boston though. Jeter will be out of any game action until early next week, according to MLB.com writer Bryan Hock, which suggests that the 38-year-old will miss a good portion of April.
“He was here today with the physical therapist getting treatment and doing some work that way, so we’ll give him a few days to calm down,” Cashman said. “We’ll back off completely. He won’t be doing anything; he won’t be playing any games here for the next few days.”
While the news is not unexpected it is still disappointing for a Yankee team which will start the year without the likes of Alex Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira.