Yankees SS Derek Jeter Out With Calf Injury

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter has an injured left calf that will keep him out of spring training until at least next week.Jeter, who will turn 38 in June, missed nearly a month last season in his pursuit of 3,000 hits with an injury to his right calf."My alarm was he hurt his calf last year and even though it is the other calf, we are going to be smart about this," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I told him, 'Don't even go outside today.' I think he could hit or take BP, but just let it calm down."Girardi said his target date for Jeter to possibly return is Tuesday."It is really not that big of an issue, seriously," Jeter said, adding that if this were the regular season, he would be playing. He also said that last season's calf injury made him decide to tell the team's trainers.

    Source: ESPN