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New York Yankees News Roundup: Jeter's Calf, Joba's Elbow and Martin's Back

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When will his next hit come?
When will his next hit come?

I hope you didn't buy expensive tickets to one of the upcoming home games hoping to see Derek Jeter stroke hit no. 3000. He left last night's game after pulling up lame running out a fly-ball. An MRI revealed a "Grade 1 strained calf" (1 is the lowest), so he'll miss at least a handful of games. But who knows? Maybe this will delay the milestone until the next homestand. Furthermore, do you care if Jeter hits no. 3000 at home?

  • Joba Chamberlain is a guy we sadly won't be hearing much about for the next year. When he does eventually return, he may have revamped mechanics. He exhibited one of the trademark deliveries that often lead to injuries: the Inverted L.
  • Russell Martin missed another game with a stiff back, the fifth time in the past six contests, yet Girardi and Co. refuse to DL him and/or call up a certain Triple-A player who just happens to be their best prospect and play the f***ing catching position. It would also help considering interleague play is about to start again - the offense will need all the help it can get.
  • Also down in Triple-A, Andrew Brackman has apparently failed as a starter and made his first relief appearance of the season. It went about as well as his starts had gone: 1.1 ip, 3 h, 2 er, 2 bb, 1 k. Unfortunately, he has a major league deal, so he's being somewhat rushed even though he shouldn't be.
  • Check out some draft notes courtesy of Damon Oppenheimer, the Yankees' amateur scouting director. In related news, sandwich-round pick Dante Bichette, Jr. is reportedly close to signing with the club.
  • Mark Teixeira donated $1 million to help build a charter school in Harlem.
  • A list of other New Yorkers to have reached the 3000-hit milestone.