All in all, the Yankees seem to be doing pretty well without Derek Jeter -- they're 8-6 and would be atop the AL East standings if the Red Sox hadn't suddenly had a run of excellent pitching. Still, the news that Jeter will be out until after the All-Star break has to be disheartening. Jeter's getting up there in years, but he was playing relatively well last year before his injury. Without Jeter's production, the Yankees could miss out on crucial wins -- by the time he returns, their season might be all but over.
Jeter's injury is healing slower than expected, and at 38, he's running out of time to come back in his long and storied career.