User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Yankees SS Jeter done for the season

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

BALTIMORE (AP) - Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list, and that is how it will end.

Advertisement
The New York Yankees shortstop will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Jeter, 39, last played Saturday against Boston. He was removed for a pinch runner after hurting his left ankle, and although a CT scan was negative, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the injury will need significant time to heal.

``You have to let the pain dissipate and then give it a chance to let the ankle strengthen back up,'' Cashman said. ``We're just not going to have the time to do that in any capacity right now. It puts him in a vulnerable situation and risks re-injury or further injury. And that's not something we are willing to do.''

Jeter started the year on the disabled list after breaking his left ankle in the 2012 playoffs. He returned to the DL twice more and played in only 17 games, batting .190 with one homer and seven RBIs. And now, he's been shelved for a fourth time.

``This entire season has been a nightmare for me physically,'' Jeter said. ``It's a fitting end.''

His departure comes with New York in the thick of the AL wild-card hunt.

``It's very disappointing not to be able to play, especially at this time of year,'' Jeter said. ``This is when I want to play the most.''

The current ankle injury is likely related to the one that occurred last October in the ALCS against Detroit.

``There is no new medical information other than the fact there were conversations that he has pain most likely stemming from weakness surrounding the bone, the muscles, tendons and ligaments, and it was not going to solve itself anytime soon,'' Cashman said.

``And he would be vulnerable. Something's going to give the more we run him out there. So we feel it's best to shut him down. Let him prepare for next year. That's the safest thing to do.''

Next year? Cashman is certain of it.

``I have not thought I have watched his last game,'' he said. ``Not one time.''

Jeter hasn't abandoned hope of returning, either, even though he will turn 40 on June 26, 2014.

``I truly believe with a full offseason, working out and getting my strength back that I can get back to doing what I always have,'' he said. ``I don't think you think about the end of anything,'' Jeter said. ``Our job is to get ready to play. I tried to come back this year as quickly as possible. Maybe that was not the best thing to do. My job now is to get ready for next year. And I have to do that.''

New York's career hits leader with 3,316, Jeter made his season debut on July 11 but hurt himself in that game and returned to the disabled list on July 19 (retroactive to July 12) with a right quad strain. After being activated on July 28, he was placed on the DL on Aug. 5 with a strained right calf.

Jeter was a regular in the lineup after his return on Aug. 26, but now he's done for good.

``I think it's just a matter of me not having any strength,'' Jeter said. ``I have not been able to work out my legs or lift my legs since October of last year. I really think it's from lack of strength. When I came back, I had two other leg issues because of weakness there. I'll have a whole offseason to get back to being able to work out. ``

Brendan Ryan, obtained in a trade with Seattle on Tuesday, was in the starting lineup at shortstop against the Orioles on Wednesday night.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Rogers: Thursday's Tip Sheet
Akins: Diamond Trends - Thursday
Rose: Who's Not Hot - AL
Yankees send Whitley to minors
Padres top Dodgers as road dogs
Rockies trip up Royals, 5-2
Giants rack Jackson, Cubs in rout
Nationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs
Pirates rally to beat Braves, 3-2
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
4-0 +483 Y'day, 7-1 +704 L5 Days
10-2 L12, 17-4 +1,547 This Month
34-14 L48 G-Plays, +8,803 TY
8-1 +1,060 L9 G-Plays, +2,757 TY
7-0 L2 Days, 19-7 L26 G-Plays
22-8 +1,936 Run, 11-3 G-Plays
5-2 L7, 13-4 +1,016 MLB Streak
4-1 +332 L5 G-Plays, +2,193 TY
12-6 L18 Guaranteed Plays
+2,351 Overall This Year
7-2 L9 G-Plays, 15-8 L23 Picks
5-1 L2 Days, 9-2 Last 6 Days
15-4 Last 19 Guarantees
6-1, +547 Record Yesterday
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks - Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox
2014 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 8803
Doc's Sports + 3300
The Gold Sheet + 2757
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2266
Dave Cokin + 2254
James Manos + 2189
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2733
Tony Stoffo + 1565
Joe Williams + 995
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 1925
Dave Cokin + 1540
Kyle Hunter + 1488
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 3205
Doc's Sports + 1480
Kevin Rogers + 1373
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 2663
Kevin Rogers + 1293
Doc's Sports + 1197
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!