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Jeter shut down for rest of the season

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

BALTIMORE — Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list, and he'll end it there, too.

The Yankees shortstop will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the DL Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Jeter, 39, last played Saturday against the Red Sox. He was removed for a pinch-runner after hurting his left ankle, and though a CT scan was negative, GM 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."

Jeter, who broke his left ankle in the 2012 playoffs, has played in 17 games this season, batting .190. His departure comes with New York in the thick of the AL wild-card hunt.

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

The Yankees are counting on having him back in 2014. "I have seen him do this over and over and overcome a lot of things people thought he would not overcome," manager Joe Girardi said. "That's just who he is."

YAZ STATUE: The Red Sox will unveil a bronze statue of Hall of Fame LF Carl Yastrzemski outside Fenway Park on Sept. 22, before the game against the Blue Jays.

JAPAN MARK TIED: Former major-leaguer Wladimir Balentien of the Yakult Swallows hit his 55th home run, tying Japanese baseball's single-season record held by Sadaharu Oh in 1964, Tuffy Rhodes in 2001 and Alex Cabrera in 2002.

NATIONALS: Bryce Harper returned to the lineup after missing four games because of a sore left hip.

REDS: RHP Johnny Cueto, out since June 29 with a strained right lat muscle, threw 60 pitches of live batting practice and said he felt good.

Jeter shut down for rest of the season 09/11/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9:09pm]
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