Jeter to head to Tampa for rehab work

Jeter to head to Tampa for rehab work

Jeter to head to Tampa for rehab work
NEW YORK -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will not travel with the team for their upcoming road trip to Chicago and Cincinnati, instead reporting to the club's facility in Tampa, Fla.

The captain should have some company: most of the players on New York's disabled list will be heading to Tampa for treatment and rehabilitation, manager Joe Girardi said on Wednesday.

Just six hits shy of becoming the 28th player to amass 3,000 hits, Jeter was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf.

The Yankees estimate it will be at least 10 days before Jeter can resume baseball activities.

"I can't tell you exactly what will happen there," Girardi said. "Let's just get him healthy first and then we'll make a decision."

On the disabled list for the fifth time in his career and the first since 2003, Jeter would be eligible to be activated on June 29, when the Yankees play the second game of a three-game series with the Brewers.

He should be comfortable during his time away from the team; Jeter makes his offseason home in Tampa and recently completed construction of a mansion in the Davis Islands area of town.