Wednesday, March 20, 2013
From the moment he reported to training camp Derek Jeter has insisted he and his previously broken left ankle would be ready for Opening Day on April 1. Each time he has also thrown in a slight caveat to hedge his bets. Jeter is still maintaining he will be in the lineup come April 1, but he is sitting it out the grapefruit league games for the second straight day with what has been referred to as "cranky" ankle (or a crankle, if you will).
It's no surprise that there would be a setback since you generally don't rehab from an injury without some pauses here and there. It's perfectly normal and more apt to happen once you are on the other side of 30-years old.
An MRI showed inflammation in the Captain's ankle and he will take things day-to-day for now.
The Yankees got some good news on Tuesday when Boone Logan (how come he's never been nicknamed "Wolverine"?) pitched in a game for the first time this spring. Logan had been out with elbow inflammation, and though he maintains he is pain-free, he believes there is still inflammation in the elbow.
Never one to ice his elbow after an appearance, Logan has begun the practice to help his arm rebound from the stress a game puts on it. Perhaps Joe Girardi would like to keep Logan from pitching in 80 games as well (not to mention how many times he warms up without coming in).
UPDATE 1:10 PM - Just got word that Derek Jeter got a cortisone shot in his ankle this morning. The likelihood of missing Opening Day just increased by A LOT.