After five innings after damaging Derek Jeter right calf, he presently strikes shy of 3,000 for his career, left the New York Yankees-Cleveland Indians game Monday.
An MRI exam exposed a Grade 1 injure of the calf muscle. A Grade 1 injure is measured the least harsh on a 1 to 3 scale. The group will choose Tuesday what the following step will be.
Joe Girardi, Yankees manager informed reporters after the game, “You don’t see him come out of games. My gut feeling would be he won’t be out there.”
Girardi said that he was worried concerning his team captain. He added, “Just keep our fingers crossed and hopefully it’s not too serious.”
Girardi informed reporters, “He just walked off the field and you could tell he was done.”
Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner said, “It’s strange to see him leave a game,” according to ESPNNewYork.com. “He pretty much plays through everything.”
Eduardo Nunez changed Jeter at shortstop when the Yankees got the field in the peak of the sixth inning. Jeter finished his evening 1 for 3 with a first-inning single. New York lost the game with 1-0.
The Yankees have three games staying on their present homestand that lasts Thursday against the Texas Rangers. Jeter expects to reach the 3,000 strike mark at Yankee Stadium; however, it stays to be observed how long the injury will stay him out of the lineup. The Yankees leave on a six game trip, three games against Chicago Cubs, followed by three games next to the Cincinnati Reds after Thursday.
Mark Teixeira, first baseman said, “It’s unfortunate, because the fans here were really looking forward to him getting 3,000 at home. We were all, too.”