Jeter: Muscle spasms in shoulder aren't 'a big deal'

Jeter: Muscle spasms in shoulder aren't 'a big deal'

Jeter: Muscle spasms in shoulder aren't 'a big deal'
BOSTON -- Derek Jeter experienced muscle spasms in his right shoulder during the Yankees' 7-3 win over the Red Sox on Sunday night, but the shortstop did not leave the game and does not expect to miss any time.

"He was getting a cramp in a shoulder," said manager Joe Girardi. "So I mean, I'm sure he'll be fine. He's OK. It's just a little cramp, a little spasm."

Jeter was not hampered by the injury at the plate and went 3-for-5 with a run. The spasms began in the first inning when he was on the basepaths following a leadoff single.

"It happens all time," he said. "It's not really a big deal. If it was a big deal, I would have came out of the game. Sometimes you move funny and get it. It's really not a big deal."

The Yankees captain made an error in the bottom of the inning, dropping a routine pop up. He maintained that the spasms did not cause him to drop the ball.

"I just dropped it," said Jeter, who also bobbled a slow ground ball in the third inning but was not charged with an error. "I had two hands and it didn't go in the glove or my hand. It's probably the most embarrassing thing that can happen to a player on defense."

Jeter will still participate in the All-Star Game in Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

"The whole atmosphere is fun, the whole experience is fun, it never gets old," said Jeter, who's been selected to 13 All-Star teams. "Being around the guys is the thing you look forward to the most. You get an opportunity to talk to some player you don't know so well and get to know them."