MLB Notes: Showalter snaps back at Rex Ryan

MLB Notes: Showalter snaps back at Rex Ryan
April 19, 2013, 7:45 pm
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BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter has some advice for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan: Mind your own business and worry about your own team.

Ryan suggested the Orioles should have played on the road on Sept. 5 so that the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens could open at home instead of playing at Denver.

Ryan said Thursday, "You've got 81 at home, maybe you could have done the right thing and given one up."

Showalter on Friday said of Ryan: "I'd be a little more concerned about Nov. 24 when the Jets come here and try to figure out a way to beat the Ravens."

Showalter added, "I try to stay out of things I don't know about. I would stay in what is my area of supposed expertise."

Jeter disappointed by injury setback
TAMPA, Fla.-- Not wearing a boot and walking without a limp, Derek Jeter spent 45 minutes at the Yankees' training complex Friday while he awaits more rehab for another ankle injury.

The 38-year-old shortstop was wearing sneakers when he left the minor league facility, where he talked with the training staff. When asked about his disappointment, he said: "Of course."

Jeter plans to fully address his latest injury in New York next week when the Yankees return from a road trip that ends Wednesday night at Tampa Bay.

The New York captain learned Thursday he had fractured his left ankle for a second time in six months. The team expects Jeter to resume rehab when the new crack heals, in four to eight weeks. Surgery will not be required. He is expected to return after the All-Star break (see full story).

Harrison to have back surgery next week
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers opening-day starter Matt Harrison is going to have back surgery and likely will be out of the rotation until after the All-Star break.

The Rangers said Friday that Harrison, on the disabled list because of an inflamed nerve in his back, is scheduled for an operation Tuesday to repair a herniated disk.

Harrison says surgery is the "last resort for getting it right."

An 18-game winner and All-Star last season, Harrison still was having problems after two epidural injections in his back. He flew to Los Angeles last Friday for a second opinion.

The left-hander went 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA as tried to pitch with soreness in his lower back before going on the DL. Harrison is in the first season of a $55 million, five-year contract.

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