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Friday's injury roundup: Derek Jeter out until at least Tuesday

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
Derek Jeter

The Yankees are being cautious with shortstop Derek Jeter, who was scratched from Friday's lineup with a "tender" left calf. Jeter will be sidelined until at least Tuesday, the team said.

Last season Jeter missed three weeks with a strained right calf.

"He said it was stiff, tender," manager Joe Girardi told reporters (via New York Daily News). "I remember what happened last year, even though it was a different calf, but I'm being cautious."

Jeter worked out Thursday, but not Friday.

Fellow shortstop Ramiro Pena will miss a couple of days with a right ankle injury, while Russell Martin and Nick Swisher sat out Friday with sore groins.

•Cardinals utility player Skip Schumaker suffered a strained right oblique and could miss the first part of the season. When asked by reporters how he felt, Schumaker said, "not good." Manager Mike Matheny said "it's not encouraging." Schumaker was limited in the postseason last year by the same injury. He said this one was worse. [MLB.com]

•Indians closer Chris Perez threw his first bullpen session since Feb. 23 when he strained his left oblique. Perez threw 20 pitches, all fastball, without pain. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

•Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie left Friday's game with the Rays in the third ining because of tightness in his left groin. Lawrie said he took himself out of the game as a precautionary measure. [MLB.com]

•Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will be out for at least another week with inflammation in his left knee. He had an MRI on Wednesday, but both Stanton and manager Ozzie Guillen said they didn't think the injury was serious. Stanton hasn't played since last Sunday, when he was hit in the wrist by a pitch. His wrist is fine now, he said. [Miami Herald]

•Stanton isn't the only Marlins outfielder struggling with a knee injury -- Logan Morrison has been limited to just one game this spring because of his surgically repaired right knee. Morrison played in a game on Tuesday, but then woke up with swelling in the knee. He could miss another week or more. [MLB.com]

•Angels catcher Chris Iannetta was taken out of Friday's game after being hit by a foul tip on his right elbow. He was diagnosed with a bruise and swelling. [MLB.com]

•Angels right-hander Ervin Santana said he may be able to make his next scheduled start on Monday after leaving Wednesday's game when he was hit by a line drive. [Los Angeles Times]

•Rays outfielder B.J. Upton said he's feeling better, but his back is still sore from Wednesday's collision with Desmond Jennings. He's on the travel squad for Saturday's game, but may wait until Sunday to play again. [Tampa Bay Times]

•Nationals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will miss at least two weeks, if not more after suffering a strained hamstring on Thursday, manager Davey Johnson said. Wang underwent tests on Thursday, but the team believes he may still be able to be ready for the start of the season. [MLB.com]

•Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum could miss the first start of the regular season because of shoulder inflammation, manager Ron Roenicke told reporters. Marcum did throw a bullpen session on Friday and is expected to throw live batting practice on Sunday. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

•Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown was out of Friday's game with a pain in his neck. He first noticed it on Tuesday and played both Tuesday and Wednesday before it became worse. [DelawareOnline.com]

•Royals catcher Salvador Perez will miss 12-14 weeks after undergoing knee surgery on torn cartilage in his left knee on Friday. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said that timetable is the "worst-case scenario." [Kansas City Star]

•Twins right-hander Scott Baker may not be ready to start the season in the team's rotation, suffering from right elbow inflammation. He's scheduled to pitch the team's home-opener on April 9, but the team wants him to pitch two bullpen sessions before starting in a Grapefruit League game, which could push him back. [Pioneer Press]

•Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias was back in the team's lineup after missing a few days with a groin strain, but was scratched before the game. He's still expected to return to the lineup soon. [Boston Herald]

•A's right-handed releiver Joey Devine is day-to-day with a soreness in his right biceps. He hasn't pitched in a game since March 8 and his status for the opening series in Tokyo may be in doubt. [San Jose Mercury News]

•Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka threw live batting practice on Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his elbow. [Providence Journal]
 
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