Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will undergo surgery on his broken right ankle next Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., and the timetable for his recovery has been pushed back from three months to four or five.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said there was nothing new that led to the recovery time.
"I just think he wanted to be more conservative with it," Cashman said long before Wednesday night's Game 4 was postponed to Thursday because of inclement weather. "So that's what we're going to go with. My understanding is that it's possible he will be ready earlier than that time-frame, but it is best to at least put out there four, five months as a safer bet."
A-Rod watch: Keith Olbermann wrote on his blog Wednesday that the Yankees and Marlins have held discussions on a trade for Alex Rodriguez.
Cashman called the report "100 percent false," adding he has not had any trade discussions with any GM since the trade deadline in July.
He also said that Rodriguez's benching was "purely baseball related." The New York Post reported that Rodriguez was flirting with two women during Game 1 at Yankee Stadium, sending them an autographed baseball and asking for their numbers.
"This is all about winning, regardless of the report that's out there that's a non-baseball related story," Cashman said.
Cashman wasn't worried about how Rodriguez's future in New York would be affected by the benching.
Jeter's recovery time now estimated at up to 5 months
Chicago Tribune | Oct 18