Yankees SS Derek Jeter suffered a suffered a dislocated left shoulder in a collision at 3B with BlueJays C Ken Huckaby.
Jeter was attempting to go from 1st to 3rd on a grounder back to the mound by Jason Giambi, when he realized nobody was covering 3rd. Jeter collided when Huckaby at the base and the impact was bad.
Right after the play, I spoke with Baseball Prospectus's Will Carroll, whose initial reaction was, "Not looking good - can't find a player that came back from it in-season." Among the items in his excellent UTK [Under the Knife] reports, which is available to BP's premium subscribers, Carroll reports that one of the "frightening comparables" is Phil Nevin, who we know is out for the season.
The Yankees are expected to call up SS Erick Almonte today.
Ouch! That's going to hurt. You have to respect Jeter for going down making a heads-up play. I guess if you live by the sword, yuddah yuddah.