Jeter was plunked on the side of his left leg, just above the
knee. After being checked by a trainer and talking to manager Joe
Torre, the Yankees captain walked to first base and remained in the
game until New York took the field for the bottom of the first.
Jeter was replaced at shortstop by Miguel Cairo.
The Yankees activated
right-hander Chien-Ming Wang from the 15-day disabled list to start.
Wang, who won 19 games last season, had been out since March 23,
when he hurt his right hamstring while running. He pitched in two
minor league games while rehabbing, including a five-inning outing
last Thursday for Class-A Tampa.
"Physically, he's fine," Yankees manager Joe Torre said.
"They've said all his stuff has been good."
The Yankees optioned outfielder Kevin Thompson to Triple-A
New York pitcher Mike Mussina, on the DL with a strained left
hamstring, threw 50 pitches off a bullpen mound and is scheduled to
make a minor league rehab start Friday for Double-A Trenton at
"The leg is good," Mussina said. "I think it will be fine."
If all goes well, he could pitch against Texas on May 2 or 3.