NEW YORK (AP) -Derek Jeter was a late scratch from the New York Yankees' lineup Thursday night against Toronto because of a bruised left thigh.
Miguel Cairo started at shortstop in place of Jeter and batted ninth. First baseman Doug Mientkiewicz was moved from the No. 9 spot in the lineup to Jeter's regular No. 2 hole.
Jeter, who has a 14-game hitting streak, left Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay after being hit on the leg by Scott Kazmir's pitch in the first inning. He was in the posted lineup before Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays was rained out, and was originally slated to play Thursday, too.
But about an hour before the first pitch, Jeter was removed from the lineup. He and manager Joe Torre told a team spokesman that Jeter was still a little sore. He was available off the bench.
The Yankees were trying to end a five-game losing streak. Jeter was batting .316 with one home run, six RBIs and 17 runs this season.

Recent MLB Discussions

dod 1st 5 thats it on Thu, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
dod/cubs on Thu, Oct 2016 by Michael Cash
mlb early play on Wed, Oct 2016 by sharkey11

Top MLB Public Bets


MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
Thumbnail Francona needs relief corps to thrive again The Blue Jays suddenly have life in the NLCS. Now, though, can they truly put fear in the Indians and send the festivities back to northern...
Thumbnail Arrieta tries to lift visitors at Chavez Ravine After getting punched in the mouth in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Dodgers struck back on Sunday night. Can they keep running with the Cubs as the action...
Thumbnail Donaldson, Toronto on brink of elimination In a close-out situation, Cleveland manager Terry Francona wants to leave as little to chance as possible. Which is why Corey Kluber, on short rest and all,...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages