Derek Jeter made a little more history on Tuesday night against the Rangers …
That was only the 10th double of the season for Jeter, but it was the 535th of his career. The all-time doubles list in Yankees history now reads: Jeter (535), Lou Gehrig (534), Bernie Williams (449), Don Mattingly (442), Babe Ruth (424), Joe DiMaggio (389), Jorge Posada (379), Robinson Cano (375), Mickey Mantle (344).
The Nationals announced today that second baseman Daniel Murphy had surgery on his right knee. The surgery: a debridement and microfracture procedure, which is pretty major.
The team’s comment about Murphy’s prognosis makes it sound major too: “rehab will begin immediately and will progress throughout the offseason.” No timetable. Just that it “will progress.” Well, I’d hope so. Let’s see if he’s ready for spring training.
Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, hit 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI. Assuming he’s ready for the 2018 season, he’ll ply his trade for a new manager.