Derek Jeter was supposed to bat second and play shortstop in this afternoon’s game against the Phillies but he has been scratched from the lineup.
The cause? His ankle is feeling a bit stiff.
Joe Girardi said Jeter has a “cranky” ankle … Told trainer he felt some stiffness #yankees
— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) March 19, 2013
It happens. I broke an ankle 17 years ago and it still bothers me from time to time and I’m not a professional athlete and it was not surgically repaired. I really don’t think this is a cause for alarm.