CHICAGO (AP) — Derek Jeter brushed off comments by ESPN analyst Skip Bayless, who raised the possibility the star shortstop may have revived his career by taking Human Growth Hormone.
Bayless made his comments on “First Take” on a day that former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon became the second player in a week suspended for 50 games following a positive drug test.
The 38-year-old Jeter leads the major leagues with 169 hits and is batting .324 with 13 homers, his best statistics since winning his fifth World Series ring with the Yankees in 2009.
“You would have to have your head in the sand or your head somewhere else not to at least wonder, ‘How is he doing this?'” Bayless said Wednesday.
Jeter responded before the Yankees’ 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox, saying: “One of the things is that now you have everybody questioning everything. That’s the unfortunate thing. Maybe Skip should be tested.”