Saturday, July 27, 2013
Jeter's simulated game location? A mystery
By Kieran Darcy
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter will play a simulated game Saturday, as first reported Friday. Where and when that game will take place, however, is not being publicly revealed by the Yankees.
"We're not gonna disclose where it's at," manager Joe Girardi said prior to the Yanks' 1:05 p.m. game against the Rays. "Just gonna let him go do his work, and we'll see how he is after today."
Jeter, 39, is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but the Yankees appear to be playing it extra-safe with their veteran shortstop. He made his season debut July 11, but suffered a quadriceps strain running the bases and hasn't played in a game since.
The captain worked out at Yankee Stadium on Friday, but was not in the clubhouse Saturday morning when it was open to the media, nor has he been spotted on the field here in the Bronx.
MORE INJURY UPDATES:Curtis Granderson and Jayson Nix are both scheduled to play for the Single-A Tampa Yankees on Saturday, according to Girardi, as they continue to work their way back to the big leagues.
Tampa will host the Charlotte Stone Crabs at 5:30 p.m.
Granderson went 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout for Tampa on Friday, and Nix went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
Girardi indicated that Nix (hamstring) could rejoin the Yankees when they begin a West Coast road trip on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Granderson (finger) will need more rehab time in the minor leagues.