New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle.
Jeter was hurt in October in the opener of the American League Championship Series. He played sparingly in spring training and started the season rehabbing at the team’s minor-league complex in Tampa, Fla.
After three consecutive days of workouts, the 38-year-old shortstop went to Charlotte, N.C., and was examined Thursday by Dr. Robert Anderson, who operated last fall.
“They did a new CT scan which revealed a small crack in the area of the previous injury, so we have to back off and let that heal,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said before New York played Arizona. “This is obviously a setback. In terms of speculating on when we might see Derek back with us, we’d be looking at some time after the All-Star break.”
Cashman did not think Jeter did too much too soon in his rehabilitation.
“Clearly he hasn’t done anything wrong,” the GM said. “He was cleared to play. This is the third CT scan he’s had. His prior two CT scans showed the healing and 100 percent healing. He wasn’t cleared for the baseball activities and cleared to play until he had 100 percent healing, so this is a new fracture, but a small one. That’s I guess the only good part. They kept saying the word small. But it’s a setback, so it’s not a good situation.”
Jeter will not require surgery for the new break, Cashman said after speaking with Anderson.
Reds call up left-handed starter
The Cincinnati Reds called up left-hander Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville to start Thursday night against the Miami Marlins.
Cingrani takes the place of right-hander Johnny Cueto, who went on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained muscle in his back.
Astros send down Wallace
The Houston Astros optioned infielder Brett Wallace to Triple-A Oklahoma City and called up infielder Brandon Laird from the RedHawks.
Wallace started for the Astros on Opening Day, but went 1-for-24 with 17 strikeouts.
Houston designated left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno for assignment to make room for Laird on the 40-man roster.