Derek Jeter is done with Grapefruit League play. Yankees' General Manager Cashman said that Jeter won't play in another big league spring game and that he'll only play minor league games so he can be back-dated on disabled list, if needed. So they don't even know if a DL stint is even in the cards, so to speak. Cashman added, “I think we need to preserve the ability to back-date him in the event that he’s not going to make it."
If Jeter starts season on DL, the stint would be back dated to March 22 which means he'd be eligible to play April 6 and would only miss the first four games of the season.