Derek Jeter is photographed on the streets of Miami with his girlfriend, Minka Kelly.
If you were Derek Jeter would you spend All Star break with:
|Minka Kelly on the beach|
|Sweaty men in a baseball locker room|
by Nancy Dillon/New York Daily News
Yankees superstar Derek Jeter apparently chose downtime with some major league beauties over an appearance at the All-Star Game festivities in Phoenix. The hero hitter was snapped strolling down a Miami street with his gorgeous girlfriend Minka Kelly on Monday, not far from where the 31-year-old actress is shooting the new Charlie's Angels" TV series.
The smiling couple had lunch in swanky South Beach along with soap opera stunner Annie Ilonzeh, 27, one of Kelly's "Angels" costars, according to RadarOnline.com.
Jeter said last week that he planned to skip the Midsummer Classic to rest the strained right calf that recently kept him sidelined for nearly three weeks.
"We thought it'd be best not to try to push it, because it's most important to try to be ready for the second half. That's what my focus has to be on," he told reporters.
The decision to skip the game entirely has miffed some baseball officials and players.
One official said Jeter, 37, didn't have to risk injury with game play. The Yankees' captain could have appeared on the field to tip his cap to the fans who voted him onto the All-Star team and then left, the official said.
"Derek Jeter has done everything right during his whole career," the official told the Daily News. "He was wrong on this one."