Derek Jeter's CT scan negative

Updated: September 7, 2013, 7:00 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter underwent a CT scan on his surgically repaired left ankle Saturday after feeling discomfort there during Saturday's 13-9 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Preliminary results of the test were negative, according to the Yankees. As an additional precaution, the results also will be sent to Charlotte, N.C.-based physician Dr. Robert Anderson, who originally performed surgery on Jeter on Oct. 20.

"We're just going to take a look under the hood and make sure that everything's OK," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "If it is, we'll see him back here [on Sunday]."

Manager Joe Girardi pulled Jeter from the game in the bottom of the sixth inning for precautionary reasons, saying he didn't like the way the shortstop looked on the basepaths while running to first on a single.

Jeter appeared to hurt his ankle on a ground ball in the sixth. He went to his left to field a grounder by Jonny Gomes, planted with his left foot and threw wide of first baseman Lyle Overbay.

He was then pulled in the bottom half of the inning for pinch-runner Mark Reynolds after hitting an RBI single.

If Jeter's ankle injury causes him to miss games, it will be the latest in a long line of ailments this season for the 39-year-old shortstop.

Jeter only has played in 17 games this season due to various injuries. He spent most of the year rehabbing the left ankle he fractured during last October's playoffs.

After coming back for one game just before the All-Star break in early July, he went on the disabled list with a quad strain. He then returned to the DL because of a calf strain.

"It's not what you want," Girardi said of the possibility of losing Jeter again to injury. "It's what we've had to deal with a lot this year. Hopefully he's OK [Sunday] and he can play or somehow contribute."

The Yankees finish their four-game series against Boston on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

On the season, he is hitting .186 in 63 at-bats.

Cashman suggested that if the Yankees were not in a race for the wild card, Jeter would be able to rest more frequently to temper the soreness in his ankle.

"He's the king of toughness, so he's doing everything he can to get out there and play and not worry about stuff," the GM said.

In other injury news, an MRI on Saturday morning revealed that lefty reliever Boone Logan is suffering from inflammation in his throwing arm. Girardi said Logan will take three days off and then be reassessed.

Logan, 29, was injured on his second or third pitch to Mike Napoli in the seventh inning of Friday night's game. Napoli ended up hitting a game-tying grand slam off Logan later in the at-bat in Boston's win.

Ian Begley is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

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