Derek Jeter visits foot and ankle specialist in North Carolina
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DETROIT -- Derek Jeter saw a foot and ankle specialist in North Carolina Tuesday, but that was the extent of the information available about the shortstop. "When we have an update, we'll make an announcement on it," general manager Brian Cashman said before Game 3 of the ALCS.
Jeter, who suffered a broken left ankle in the 12th inning of Saturday's Game 1 loss, was sent to Charlotte to be evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson.
No one would be surprised if some kind of surgery is required, though Cashman has consistently said, surgery or not, the shortstop is expected to be ready for spring training. Jeter, currently in a splint and on crutches, is not with the team in Detroit.
Peña meets with Sox
Tony Peña met with the Red Sox for six hours Monday regarding their managerial job. "Good," the Yankees' bench coach said, when asked how it went. "We had a great six-hour conversation." What's next? "That is in their hands," he said. "I want to manage. I manage the game every day here with Joe, being the bench coach."
CC has faith in offense
CC Sabathia, who will start Game 4 against Max Scherzer, said: "As cold as we are, we can get just as hot. We [starters] always had a faith that if you go out there and do your job, they are going to score runs, and we have all year really."
Hal in house
Joe Girardi joined the team Monday night after spending the day in East Peoria, Ill. for the funeral of his father, Jerry, who died a week ago Saturday.
"Tough day but it was a good day," Girardi said.
With Anthony Rieber