Derek Jeter likely to miss “several games” with bruised knee

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Headline says it all, and what it doesn’t say Bob Nightengale of USA Today says:

The Yankees say that Jeter will miss tonight’s series finale against the Orioles, and hope to get him back at some point during the three-game Red Sox series beginning Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston. The Yankees trail the Red Sox by two games in the AL East.

For his part, Joe Girardi suggests that Jeter may miss the whole Red Sox series. And Alex Rodriguez is already out with a bad thumb, so the left side of the infield is going to be pretty Nunez-riffic for the next several days.

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.

Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.

The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.