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Brian Cashman praises Derek Jeter

Updated: May 11, 2011, 1:51 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman still considers Derek Jeter "an above-average shortstop," and doesn't believe his offensive production -- or lack thereof -- "is going to make or break" the team.

Cashman made the comment on Tuesday afternoon after being asked what Jeter's value is to the Yankees on ESPN 1050's "Ruocco and Lundberg."

Jeter had been written off by many after batting .219 and getting just one extra-base hit in his first 16 games. However, he's seemed ...

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