Derek Jeter Fractures Ankle, Done for Postseason

The Yankees lost more than just Game One of the ALCS on Saturday night.  They lost their captain, too.

Yankees shortstop and Kalamazoo Central alum Derek Jeter will miss the remainder of the postseason after fracturing his ankle in the 12th inning the Yankees 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game One of the ALCS.

"His ankle fractured," announced Yankees' manager Joe Girardi after the game.  "He's out. They talked about a three-month recovery period.  Won't jeopardize his career, but (Jeter) will not be playing for us anymore this year."

Jeter fractured his ankle while trying to field a ground ball hit by Jhonny Peralta in the 12th inning of Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium.  Jeter caught the ball moving to his left, but his left foot appeared to get jammed as he was making the catch and Jeter fell to the ground unable to make a play.  He immediately left the game and had to be helped off the field.

Jayson Nix replaced Jeter for the remainder of the inning.

The Detroit Tigers won Game One of the ALCS 6-4 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game Two is Sunday in New York. First pitch is scheduled for 4:07 p.m.