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Now that Opening Day is out of the question, Girardi made it clear that Derek Jeter will take things slow:
“Derek’s the kind of guy I think who really pushed to get to where he could play opening day. It just didn’t work out. We’ll take a deep breath here, try to get him back on the field in a couple days where he feels good. He’s going to experience some of the soreness, but we think it was probably too much to have him out on the field. Now that the date has passed that he’s not going to be ready for us, slow it down a little bit.
“I don’t know if he pushed himself too hard, but he was determined to get out there. And I think what he realized is that there just wasn’t enough time. As a player you really don’t know until you actually try. But he pushed.
“When he’s ready, we’ll welcome him back with open arms. But it’s when he’s ready, and he can do the things he needs to do.”