Ankle injury ends Derek Jeter’s season

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Ankle injury ends Derek Jeter’s season

BALTIMORE - Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list and that is how it will end.

The New York Yankees’ shortstop will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Jeter, 39, last played Saturday against Boston. He was removed for a pinch-runner after hurting his left ankle, and although a CT scan was negative, Yankees general manager 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. It puts him in a vulnerable situation and risks re-injury or further injury. And that’s not something we are willing to do.” AP

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