New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had two hits Sunday against Toronto, moving into sole possession of eighth place on baseball’s all-time list. Jeter’s single to right field in the fourth inning was the 3,320th hit of his career and broke a tie with Paul Molitor.
“It’s special,” Jeter said. “I grew up watching Paul, I played against him briefly and I have a lot of respect for him and his career.”
Next on the list is Carl Yastrzemski, with 3,419.
Unable to make a regular, comfortable throw to first base, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was out of the lineup Sunday. An MRI exam revealed inflammation on his right shoulder.
Manager Matt Williams said that the MRI showed no “structural issues” and that Zimmerman will be reevaluated after Monday’s day off.
Right-hander Jameson Taillon, considered the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospect, will have Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season and probably part of 2015.
Dr. David Altchek will perform the surgery in New York at a date to be determined.
Taillon, 22, began feeling pain in his elbow with two weeks remaining in spring training after being assigned by the Pirates to their minor league camp. Doctors prescribed two weeks of rest, but Taillon again felt pain when he tried to throw.
Although Taillon does not have a fully torn ligament, Altchek thought it was compromised to the point at which surgery was necessary. Taillon will be out 12 to 18 months.