The Yankees dropped their game against the Phillies today, 4-1 in Clearwater but there was good news, Boone Logan pitched and had no issues with his left elbow. Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger reported that Logan's elbow, "...feels good. Period. It really does, though. I promise." Hmm, does that mean he had been lying before about his elbow?
Manager Joe Girardi called it a precautionary measure after stiffness in his left ankle forced Jeter to be scratched from today’s lineup.
“We’ve got to find out what we’re dealing with and go from there,” Girardi said.
There were no updates after the game so I'm hoping for the whole "no news is good news" cliche coming true for Jeter, and for us. Girardi also spoke about how well Jeter's rehab had been going up to this point.
“When you’re dealing with a rehab coming back from injury, you’re going to deal with some ups and downs,” Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line. Very seldom to you ever come back from a rehab where it just goes completely smooth. It’s really went well up until this point. We’ve had a lot of good days. Today happened to be a not-so-good days.”
Girardi said he saw only one indication that Jeter’s ankle was worse than usual; Jeter was flexing his ankle quite a bit during batting practice. Jeter hit but did not take ground balls, and Girardi said the second or third group was hitting — Jeter was in the first group — when trainer Steve Donohue told Girardi about Jeter’s stiff ankle.
So keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed that this was just your normal, post-surgery type of soreness and that nothing has gone wrong for Jeter.