Derek Jeter is currently rehabbing from a fractured ankle suffered in the post season, and while opening up about his plans to start for the season opener he voiced his opinion on Arod’s questionable return.
The 37-year-old short stop and team captain was candid about his return to the team by season opener, and as reported by USA Today doesn’t view age as a determining factor in his timetable.
Jeter was also just made aware that Arod will not be joining them for spring training and stated the following
“It’s going to be weird,”
“He’s been part of this team since 2004. It’s going to be awkward.”
Jeter also said that it will not be awkward playing next to Arod’s replacement and longtime Red Sox enemy Kevin Youkilis. Youkilis has found himself caught in the crossfires of NY media after saying that he’ll forever be a Red Sock at heart.
Leave it up to Jeter for knowing just what to say. One will be hard pressed to get him to voice his opinion on the off the field matters surrounding Arod, but for now he’s standing by his teammates side and pressing forward with Youk.