ST. LOUIS -- Derek Jeter typically fights his managers tooth and nail when it comes to them telling him to take a day off.
But not Wednesday.
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"I think he understood what I was trying to do here," Joe Girardi said before Wednesday night's game. "I mean, we're in another long streak [of games] here, a really long streak."
The Yankees wrapped up a nine-game trip against the Cardinals, the first eight of which Jeter started, either at shortstop or designated hitter (one game). Included were three extra-inning games and a slew of long, draining contests.
Jeter, who played in 44 of 51 games this season, has not complained of fatigue and has enjoyed a relatively successful trip, going 10-for-36 with two RBIs and three walks.
Teixeira headed to doctor
Mark Teixeira, held out of this series because of inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist, will be evaluated Thursday by Dr. Keith Raskin of New York University Hospital. "Nothing's really changed much," Teixeira said.
Rookie Yangervis Solarte went 0-for-1 last night and is in his worst slump of the season, 6-for-32 this trip, hitless in his last 14 at-bats.
"Players go through things with really hot streaks or really cold streaks," Girardi said. "It's just a part of the game. If you didn't go through them you'd probably hit .400 or .500 all the time."
Carlos Beltran, on the disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow, will "take some swings tomorrow with Kevin Long" at the Stadium, Girardi said . . . Reliever Shawn Kelley (strained lumbar spine) threw on flat ground and "felt OK," Girardi said. The Yankees plan for the reliever to throw a bullpen session Friday . . . Michael Pineda (strained muscle in his back) is still scheduled to throw in an extended spring training game Sunday at the club's minor-league complex in Tampa.