New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will miss the April 1 season opener against Boston as he continues his recovery from offseason ankle surgery. Jeter is one of three starting Yankee infielders on the disabled list to start the season, as he joins third baseman Alex Rodriguez (offseason hip surgery) and first baseman Mark Teixeira (partially torn wrist tendon). These three alone will make more than $69 million in salary this year, which is more than the estimated Opening Day team payroll for the Tampa Bay Rays, one of the Yankees' AL East rivals.
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