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Jeter May Be Out Longer Than Expected

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It’s looking like we’re going to have to wait longer than expected to experience the history that will be Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit.  The Yankees are no longer sounding so sure that their captain will be back in action the first day he is eligible to come off of the disabled list.

"“I can’t say I’m pessimistic, but he’s not ready yet. By this time frame, we clearly made the right decision putting him on the DL. Whether he’s ready on the 15th day, the 16th day or the 17th day, I can’t tell you exactly when he’ll be ready,” New York GM Brian Cashman said yesterday."

Jeter has been long tossing for three straight days, but is still feeling discomfort in his injured right calf.  Team doctors won’t clear the 11 time All-Star to do anything other than throw until his calf is back to %100.

Because Jeter’s recovery is taking longer than expected, the team is now considering sending him to the minors for a few starts.

"“I don’t remember too many times where we brought guys back without a few games’ rehab assignment,” Cashman said. “He’ll be ready when he’ll be ready.”"

Amazingly enough, the Yankees have gone 7-2 without Jeter and his .649 OPS.  Just sayin’.