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Yankees News: Derek Jeter Hampered By Calf Injury

After injuring his left calf, Derek Jeter wont return to spring training action until next week at the earliest.

Though Yankees manager Joe Girardi was unsure when Jeter's injury happened, he decided to err on the side of caution after New York's shortstop missed nearly a month last season with a right calf injury.

"My alarm was he hurt his calf last year and even though it is the other calf, we are going to be smart about this," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I told him, 'Don't even go outside today.' I think he could hit or take BP, but just let it calm down."

Girardi did say Tuesday is a possible return date for Jeter. The Yankees will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in Tampa, Fla., that night.

Jeter joins a growing list of injured Yankees, including backup shortstop Eduardo Nunez (hand), utility man Ramiro Pena (ankle), catcher Russell Martin (groin) and starting pitcher Freddy Garcia (hand). Reliever David Robertson, who slipped on some stairs in his home and injured his right food, is expected to be ready for Opening Day on April 6.

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