Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break in July because of a new fracture in his broken left ankle.
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break in July because of a new fracture in his broken left ankle — a blow to a New York Yankees team already reeling from injuries and one that raises long-term questions about the 38-year-old shortstop’s future.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Jeter should be able to resume his rehabilitation when the new crack heals, in about four to eight weeks.
Jeter will not require surgery, Cashman said after speaking with Dr. Robert Anderson, who operated on the Yankees’ captain Oct. 20.
“He told me 95 percent of the people that have this, they come back from it fine. You just have to back off,” Cashman said.
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Then again, the Yankees and Jeter repeatedly said all winter that he would be ready to play on opening day.
Jeter was hurt last Oct. 13 in the AL Championship Series opener against Detroit.
Rockies, Mets play
in frigid weather
DENVER — Hitters marveled at the sight of frozen pine tar on their bats as the Rockies and Mets completed a bitterly cold, snowy series with an 11-3 Colorado victory Thursday.
The 28-degree temperature at first pitch — with a wind-chill factor of 23 — tied a franchise record set in 1997.
Pitchers said gripping the ball was like getting a handle on cue balls.
“I was surprised at how fast my hand got cold, because it didn’t seem that cold with the sun,” said Colorado pitcher Jon Garland, who worked seven innings for the victory.
The Coors Field crowd was announced at 18,341.
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• Red Sox DH David Ortiz, out with an injured Achilles, is expected to return to the lineup Friday.
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