MLB notebook: Yankees GM says Jeter will remain on disabled list
Derek Jeter will not be ready to come off the disabled list when he's first eligible Saturday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
“That ain't happening,” Cashman said.
Now that Jeter's original goal of playing on Opening Day has come and gone, the Yankees are intent on taking their time with Jeter's rehab from October surgery on his left ankle.
“He's not taking ground balls or batting. He's just doing physical therapy,” Cashman said. “It's not batting practice, it's not ground balls. He's not doing anything on the field.”
Cano signs with Jay-Z
Rapper and recording producer Jay-Z is expanding into sports representation and has signed Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano away from Scott Boras to be a client.
Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, and his Roc Nation company have partnered with CAA Sports to form Roc Nation Sports.
Cano changed his listed agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association on Tuesday from Boras to CAA Sports' Brodie Van Wagenen.
Ludwick to have surgery
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding into third base during the season opener and will need surgery, leaving the defending NL Central champions without one of their main run producers for an uncertain period.
The team didn't project how long Ludwick will be out.
Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder on a headfirst slide in the third inning of Cincinnati's 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
Braves' Venters gets rest
Braves left-hander Jonny Venters will be shut down for a month after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sprained pitching elbow.
The team announced that Venters was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed ligament-replacement surgery on Venters' elbow in 2005. The pitcher felt tightness in his elbow during his last spring training game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Kazmir's start in question
Cleveland pitcher Scott Kazmir has a sore abdominal muscle and might miss his first scheduled start for the Indians.
Kazmir felt sore after playing catch on flat ground during a team workout Monday.
Manager Terry Francona said Kazmir will be reevaluated after he tries to throw a bullpen Wednesday.
Civil Rights Game
The Chicago White Sox will host Major League Baseball's seventh annual Civil Rights Game on Aug. 24 against the Texas Rangers.
The showcase game debuted with exhibitions in Memphis in 2007 and 2008 followed by regular-season games in Cincinnati (2009-10) and Atlanta (2011-12).
Marcum suffers setback
Shaun Marcum was unable to pitch a simulated game for the New York Mets because of pain in his neck and will not be able to come off the disabled list to start Sunday against the Miami Marlins.
Marcum had been set to throw Tuesday at the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.