Joe Girardi made it clear yesterday that he wasn't going to put Derek Jeter in the lineup every day to satisfy fans who may want their last glimpse of the captain in pinstripes. Makes sense for a 40-year-old shortstop coming off nearly a full season of injury-related absence. There may be cause for concern, however, as Jeter is not in the lineup for tonight's series finale against the Red Sox. Not wanting to push Jeter's surgically repaired ankle in a day game after a night game is one thing, but not playing him against a left-hander after an off day yesterday could indicate a problem. The beat writers are waiting on an answer, which we'll have for you as soon as they know something and relay the message.
Here is the rest of tonight's lineup:
#Yankees lineup vs BOS: Gardner LF, Beltran RF, Ellsbury CF, Soriano DH, McCann C, Solarte 2B Johnson 3B, Cervelli 1B, Anna SS, Nova P— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 13, 2014
Update: Here's your Jeter news
Girardi: Jeter's quad got tight on Friday. Had yesterday off. He's getting today off because of it too. No tests scheduled.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 13, 2014