May 17, 2021

Yankees ruined my career to ‘protect’ Derek Jeter: lawsuit (New York Post)


This suit was juuust a bit outside.

A failed Yankees prospect who never got out of High-A ball claimed in a rambling, eight-figure lawsuit against the Bombers that the club conspired to keep him from reaching the Majors — all “to protect the career of Derek Jeter.”

Garrison Lassiter, 30, registered a lowly .244 batting average with just four home runs across parts of five minor-league seasons as a third-baseman, but the real reason his career stalled, he claims, is because Jeter was out to get him.

Lassiter, who played from 2008 through 2012, was kept down “ALL IN EFFORT TO PROTECT CAREER OF DEREK JETER SHORTSTOP OF NEW YORK YANKEES,” he claimed in the disjointed suit, filed in federal court in North Carolina in December 2018 only to be dismissed by a judge in May 2019.

Jeter — a virtual lock to be among the game’s next class of Hall of Famers when voting results are announced later this month — retired following the 2014 season, two years after Lassiter was cut loose by the Yankees.

The 79-page filing — first reported Thursday by NJ.com — is supplemented with letters Lassiter wrote to front-office executives across Major League Baseball, ahead of the…

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