The AL East race just got a little tighter. Like it wasn't already. It has been revealed that, Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees, will be out until after this year's all star break. He has a small crack in his left ankle, which was surgically repaired after dislocating it in Game 1 of the ALCS.
The Yankees originally hoped for Jeter to be ready for Opening Day, but they'll just have to wait until July. Jeter has not appeared in any games this season.
This tough loss for the Yankees will just get tougher. Jeter, the captain on the team, is a career .313 hitter with 255 HR, and 1,254 RBI. He has 3,304 hits as well with his 3,000th being a HR. Jeter, 39, has appeared in 13 All-Star Games in only 18 years in the league.
The Yankees have delt pretty well without Jeter through April thus far. But, now they'll have to deal with it until July. It'll hurt, but the AL East race will continue to get interesting.