A failed prospect, who never played above High-A, sued the New York Yankees for $34 million and blamed Derek Jeter for derailing his career as a Major League shortstop.

His case was that Jeter was afraid of the competition at the position.

In the lawsuit, dismissed in May, Garrison Lassiter used letters, newspaper clippings and scouting reports to weave a strange tale of conspiracy that he said was launched against him “to protect the career of Derek Jeter.” He alleged that Jeter controlled the Yankees organization, and he insisted Yankees employees libeled and slandered him to other teams, preventing him from reaching the Major Leagues.