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Scratched Saturday, Jeter is back in the lineup on Sunday

Jun 20, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

Veteran shortstop Derek Jeter was scratched from the Yankees’ lineup Saturday due to a bruised right heel that he suffered while lunging for a base on Friday night.  The Yanks insisted that the injury was minor at the time, and now we have proof.

Jeter is back in the Bombers’ starting lineup on Sunday, according to The Journal News, batting leadoff and playing shortstop as the Yankees wrap up an interleague series with the Mets.

The 35-year-old is batting .280 this season with a .334 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 34 RBI in 289 at-bats.  Those are far from Jeter-like numbers, but he does have a 990 OPS with runners in scoring position.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Jun 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Glad he’s back, I don’t know how many more of these musical line-ups i can take. And his OBP would improve greatly if he’d stop the swing-at-first-pitch nonsense stopped. Don’t know why he would need patience lessons from Swish.

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