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Derek Jeter Will Skip All-Star Game

Derek Jeter will skip the 82nd Midsummer Classic.  Jeter is among three Yankees who will miss the All-Star Game.

Derek Jeter will miss the All-Star Game to rest his recently strained right calf.  Jeter returned from the disabled list on Monday against the Cleveland Indians.  It was only the second time in his career that he was on the DL.

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“Unfortunately I won’t be able to go,” Jeter said on Friday.  “It’s just a situation where after talking with Joe and Cash and Geno, it’d probably be best not to try to push it.  Because it’s most important to be ready for the second half.

That’s what my focus has to be at.  It’s unfortunate because I know you guys know how much I enjoy going to All-Star games.  I love playing in All-Star games.  Especially getting voted in by the fans, it’s something I would like to do but I’ll try to be smart about it.  I know I can be stubborn a lot of times when it comes to injuries, but I’m going to try to be smart about it.”

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Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera have also decided to not take part in the All-Star Game due to injury.  A-Rod underwent a precautionary MRI on his right knee Friday afternoon.  Mariano Rivera will not participate in the All-Star Game because of a sore right triceps.

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