Friday, December 6, 2013
The Associated Press
DETROIT - Shortstop Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees will have surgery on his broken left ankle, and the team said he's expected to need four to five months to completely recover.
The Yankees said Wednesday that Jeter will be operated on Saturday by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The timetable the team announced means Jeter likely would be ready to return to baseball sometime between the start of spring training in mid-February and late spring training in mid-March.
Jeter, the Yankees' 38-year-old captain, broke his ankle Saturday in the 12th inning of the AL Championship Series opener against Detroit while trying to field a grounder.
The Yankees didn't say whether there was ligament damage.
Jeter is the latest of the team's longtime stars to go down with an injury. Mariano Rivera was lost for the season in May when he hurt his knee in batting practice.
RED SOX: Boston claimed right-handed reliever Sandy Rosario off waivers and designated outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin for assignment.
Rosario was claimed from Miami. In four games for the Marlins this season, he gave up six runs in three innings. He has pitched in 10 major league games, all with Miami in the last three seasons.
Rosario made 25 relief appearances this year for Triple-A New Orleans with a 1.04 ERA. In 26 innings he had 24 strikeouts and two walks.
Lin, who played two seasons for the Portland Sea Dogs, appeared in the majors for the first time this year. He hit .250, going 3 for 12 in nine games with the Red Sox. In 113 games at Triple-A Pawtucket, he batted .247 with two homers and 30 RBI.
EDDIE YOST, nicknamed "The Walking Man" because of his penchant for drawing bases on balls during an 18-year major league career, died Tuesday at Weston, Mass. He was 86.
After his playing days, Yost was a third-base coach for the Red Sox, New York Mets and Washington Senators.
Primarily a third baseman from 1944-62, Yost drew 1,614 walks, which still ranks 11th all time. He spent his first 14 seasons with the original Senators, was an All-Star in 1952, and also played for the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels.
Yost led the AL in walks six times, including a career-high 151 in 1956, and on-base percentage twice. He batted .254 with 139 home runs and 683 RBI.
BLUE JAYS: Toronto claimed Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins and Yankees pitcher Cory Wade off waivers.
Cousins, 27, was claimed from Miami. He's spent part of three seasons with the Marlins. Last year he plowed into San Francisco catcher Buster Posey at the plate, leaving Posey with a broken left leg and torn ligaments in his ankle.
Wade, 29, was 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA in 39 relief appearances for New York this season.
BREWERS: Veteran reliever Livan Hernandez and catcher Yorvit Torrealba became free agents after refusing outright assignments to the minor leagues.
The team also added minor league reliever Jesus Sanchez to the 40-man roster.
Hernandez, a former Sea Dog, went 3-0 with no saves in 26 relief appearances this year with Milwaukee, where he had a 7.68 ERA. The Brewers acquired him in June after Atlanta designated him for assignment. His career record is 178-177.
CUBS: After losing 101 games this season, the team is lowering the cost for season-ticket holders by an average of 2 percent.
Tickets for the bleachers and the reserved seats in the upper deck also will be cut by an average of 10 percent.
The team said the number of marquee games will be reduced.
Tickets for those games are more expensive because of the opponent or because the date is typically more popular.