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Yankees SS Jeter done for year with ankle injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list, and that is how it will end.

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The New York Yankees shortstop will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Jeter, 39, last played Saturday against Boston. He was removed for a pinch runner after hurting his left ankle, and although a CT scan was negative, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the injury will need significant time to heal.

“You have to let the pain dissipate and then give it a chance to let the ankle strengthen back up,” Cashman said. “We’re just not going to have the time to do that in any capacity right now. It puts him in a vulnerable situation and risks re-injury or further injury. And that’s not something we are willing to do.”

Jeter started the year on the disabled list after breaking his left ankle in the 2012 playoffs. He returned to the DL twice more and played in only 17 games, batting .190 with one homer and seven RBIs. And now, he’s been shelved for a fourth time.

“This entire season has been a nightmare for me physically,” Jeter said. “It’s a fitting end.”

Stingers, sponsors and fans raise $11,470 for charities

The Willmar Stingers and local businesses teamed up this summer and raised $11,470 for charitable organizations during the 2013 season.  A combination of new and annual summer promotions raised dollars for five non-profit organizations that serve the Willmar Lakes Area community.

“The funds that were raised this summer were great, a special thanks to our community partners and fans being generous to these five important organizations,” Stingers’ co-owner Ryan Voz said.

The organizations were the Willmar Community Christian School, the Willmar YMCA mentorship program, the Willmar Lakes Area Food Shelf, the local American Cancer Society chapter and the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter.

— Associated Press/Staff reports

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