The New York Yankees needed to save Derek Jeter from himself and they did that on Wednesday when they placed him on the 15-day disabled list as he continues to deal with a surgically repaired ankle. Jeter, 39-years old, played in just 17 games this year as he was never able to completely heal that ankle. The Yankees will try to sneak into the playoffs with Brendan Ryan and Eduardo Nunez at shortstop. Fantasy owners should not even consider Ryan, but Nunez can provide some offensive production. Nunez will likely take a backseat to Ryan's defensive ability in the final 14 games. The bottom line is that even in AL-only leagues, the Yankees shortstop situation should be avoided at all cost. The question now becomes is Jeter done for 2013 or his career? There is no doubt that Jeter will do everything is his ability to be ready for spring training in March, but his ankle will dictate whether or not his Hall-of-Fame career is over.
Juan Uribe hit three home runs in his first three at-bats Monday night against the Diamondbacks. Uribe homered for the first time since August 19, then added on two more for good measure. All three were solo shots, and he added a fourth RBI on an infield single.If you own Uribe and anticipated this type of production, please give me a call and help guide me through the final twenty days of the season to my first NL-Only league title. This truly was a fantasy performance for all Uribe owners who is owned in only 2% of most leagues. Uribe's last three home runs came over his previous 54 games. The Dodgers hit six home runs on Monday night as Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, and Hanley Ramirez followed Uribe's lead on this night.