Jeter a late scratch with sore left hand
Shortstop removed after originally set in lineup against Jays
TORONTO -- A sore left hand could not keep Derek Jeter out of the Yankees' lineup for Sunday's Yankee Stadium farewell, but it forced him to be a late scratch against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
"There's some soreness in there when I swing," Jeter said. "It's frustrating, but if I can't swing the way I know I can, I can't help the team. And these games are still extremely important."
Jeter was originally in New York's lineup for Tuesday's game at Rogers Centre, but he was removed approximately one hour before game time.
The 34-year-old was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Orioles, but X-rays were negative and Jeter insisted he would play Sunday. Jeter went 0-for-5 in the finale, going down as the last Yankees batter at Yankee Stadium.
Cody Ransom was inserted at shortstop in Jeter's place for Tuesday's contest. Jeter is batting .301 with 11 home runs and 69 RBIs in 148 games for New York.
"We'll see where I'm at tomorrow and go from there," Jeter said.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.