by NRO Staff article The New York Yankees will be without shortstop Derek Jeter for two weeks after he was arrested in Miami for DUI and drug possession, a move that has sent him to the team’s minor league rehab program.
The team is waiting for the results of Jeter’s blood test, which is due to come back on Wednesday.
According to MLB.com, the test came back negative for a banned substance.
It’s not clear whether the Yankees were concerned about whether he could be suspended for his DUI.
“He’ll get tested on Wednesday,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters on Tuesday.
“But he’s going to be in the minors until then.
He’s still got a chance to play.”
If Jeter does miss any time, he will be eligible for a trade.
If he is traded, he would not be eligible until the next scheduled start on Thursday.
Jeter, 31, had been sidelined since the end of September with a knee injury and will be the Yankees’ only shortstop in the lineup when they face the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Jettas season ended in the All-Star break because of a knee problem, which has kept him out of most major league games.
He hit .240/.338/.385 with four home runs and eight RBIs in 54 games for the Rays.