Joe Girardi already has ruled Derek Jeter out of tomorrow’s doubleheader against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. And neither general manager Brian Cashman nor Girardi can give a date when the shortstop will return from the disabled list. “I don’t know’’ Cashman said. Asked if Jeter — who had not played since Aug. 2 due to a strained right quadriceps — could rejoin the club on Friday when the Yankees open a three-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg Girardi was evasive. “I guess it depends on how running the bases goes’’ said Girardi who explained Jeter didn’t go through that exercise yesterday at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa. “I don’t think he is running the bases [today]. “He took ground balls and [batting practice] and moved more side to side. He will do some sort of a simulate game or live BP [today]. He won’t be ready for [tomorrow] but he is getting close and making progress.’’ Girardi wasn’t sure of Jeter’s exact schedule. “My guess is that he will do simulated games and maybe a couple of games in the minor leagues possibly or maybe just simulated games but it will be more than one’’ Girardi said.
Girardi, Cash mum on Jeter return
New York Post | Aug 19