Several New York Yankees beat reporters are tweeting that Derek Jeter will skip Tuesday’s All-Star game in order to rest and recover from his recent calf injury.┬áManager Joe Girardi confirmed that the decision was entirely Jeter’s to make.

The shortstop joins teammate Mariano Rivera and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino as players forced to miss out on the honour because of injury. And now cue all of the cynical jerks pointing out that him stepping down makes way for the better shortstop to play.

Two hits away from 3,000 for his career, Jeter will hit second tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays.