The New York Yankees have not officially placed Derek Jeter on the disabled list due to injury yet, but there's a good possibility that's exactly what happens when 6 p.m. rolls around. The shortstop would rather that not happen, however.
"If it were up to me, I'd rather not," Jeter said Tuesday afternoon. "I guess the timing wasn't very good."
The 'timing' Jeter's referring to, of course, is relating to his race to 3,000 hits. That won't happen for at least one week, however, and could end up even longer if he's placed on the 15-day disabled list.
"If it's going to be six or seven days, then we don't DL him," manager Joe Girardi told USA Today. "But we risk that he tries to play after six or seven days, reinjures it and then it's two or three weeks."
Either way, Ramiro Pena will be added to the roster prior to Tuesday's game from the Triple-A affiliate in Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, regardless if Jeter is put on the DL or not.