Aug 10, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees injured shortstop Derek Jeter (2) and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) watch the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees manager on Derek Jeter: ‘I wasn’t hired to put on a farewell tour’

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter isn’t the spry young athlete he once was and at 39-years-old, the Yankees captain will need a day off here and there.

That of course hasn’t sat well with opposing fans who’ve purchased tickets to see Jeter’s final season in their respective ballpark and have voiced displeasure when Jeter isn’t in the lineup.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn’t want to hear it though, recently suggesting he wasn’t hired to ‘put on a farewell tour‘ but rather to win games.

“I have to manage him with a focus of winning games and keeping him healthy, not being a farewell tour,” said Girardi, who has Dean Anna at shortstop against the Red Sox. “I wasn’t hired to put on a farewell tour.”

It’s a tangled web for all involved as Jeter will be making his final stops in ballparks around the league all season and paying fans want to see the iconic baseball star, especially after shelling out hard earned money for the right.

Your best option to see Jeter? Avoid Sunday ‘rest’ games.

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