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Jeter joins Mark Teixeira (wrist surgery), outfielder Curtis Granderson (broken pinkie) and catcher Francisco Cervelli (broken hand), who’ve been hurt and then had setbacks or second injuries.
Teixeira returned briefly before season-ending surgery. Cervelli developed a stress reaction and is shut down for now. Granderson, who broke his forearm in his first at-bat in spring training only to be hit again after eight games back, was just cleared Thursday to take dry swings, Cashman said.
Alex Rodriguez (hip surgery) was due to play seven innings for Class-A Tampa on Friday night. He’s just 2 for 15 in his rehab assignment with one RBI.
Cashman was eager to get his stars back but with all the setbacks and uncertainty, he can expect to explore trades as the deadline approaches July 31.
“When they’re healthy they’re getting plugged in,” Cashman said. “And we’ll be willing to sink or swim with them but don’t misunderstand that we’re not going to try to reinforce other aspects when we can, if we can. But we really do look forward to getting those guys back.”
Either way, Girardi thinks the team, which is 50-42 despite all the missed time, will do just fine.
“This group has been pretty good about moving on,” he said.
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