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Derek Jeter on track to return to Yankees early next week

Jun 29, 2011, 8:26 PM EST

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Wednesday that veteran shortstop Derek Jeter could be ready to begin playing in minor league rehab games Saturday at Double-A Trenton.

Jeter fielded ground balls, took batting practice and ran the bases Wednesday morning in Tampa, reporting no issues with his once-strained right calf.

He’ll continue doing similar workouts through the end of this week and will fly out to Trenton on Friday if everything continues to go smoothly.

Jeter is sitting on 2,994 career major league hits and should be able to get back to his pursuit of 3,000 early next week. The Yanks begin a three-game series on Monday in Cleveland then return to New York on Friday for a lengthy homestand. Unless Jeter falls into a major slump upon returning, it seems likely that he will register hit No. 3,000 at Yankee Stadium.

  1. paulbrownsrevenge - Jun 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Does anyone else think Baseball is a weak sport. Any sport where you play almost 200 games isn’t really a sport, it’s an activity. Baseball is America’s past time, and Football is the present. How long until Baseball becomes obsolete like horse racing and boxing? Anytime I try to watch a Baseball game, i see a bunch of overpaid “athletes” standing around, adjusting their jocks, wristbands, gloves and hat. Any sport wear the coach wears a uniform isn’t a real sport. All of this while the other team stands around in a dugout doing nothing. It’s a slow boring game for boring people. Stadiums are empty, and it’s time to move on. Put Pete Rose in the HOF and close the doors.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:17 PM

      Why are you trying to wind people up? There is a name for people like you, a WUM. Wind up merchant.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

      Baseball is America’s past time, and Football is the present

      Wait a minute, you think baseball is boring because people are standing around all the time, and to contrast it to another sport you pick football? Are you kidding me or is this a dumb troll attempt*? Start of a football game goes as such:

      Coin Flip
      4 downs punt

      Have you ever watched a professional game live? After a change of possession the players are just standing around waiting for the commercial break to come back.

      *considering the last comment about Rose, yeah definitely a troll attempt.

  2. paulbrownsrevenge - Jun 29, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Baseball would be a real fun sport to watch if they could implement a pitching clock, like a Shot clock in Basketball. Then people under the age of 50 might start to watch, and fill those empty stadiums. Oh yeah, and have a salary cap so the league isn’t a monopoly. God MLB is a joke.

    • ditto65 - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:01 PM

      There is no clock in baseball. Go away.

    • bigharold - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:33 PM

      You always this much of a knucklehead or are you just showing off tonight??

      Here’s a hint; don’t be a clown your entire life. Give it a few more years to see if it really works for you. But, really not your whole life.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:51 PM

      Shot clock in Basketball. Then people under the age of 50 might start to watch, and fill those empty stadiums. Oh yeah, and have a salary cap so the league isn’t a monopoly

      Good god you’re an idiot. List of champions since 1980:

      MLB: 22
      NFL: 16
      NHL: 16
      NBA: 8(!)

    • jimbo1949 - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

      Bicepts, is that you?

  3. kinggeorge96 - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    If you are so anti-baseball paulbrownsrevenge, then why bother going to a baseball blog, much less taking the time to comment on one?

    I know, I know…. because you’re a dumbass!

    Is someone tying you to the computer and holding a gun to your head…. quick someone call the cops!

  4. yankeesfanlen - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Good tweet from Star Ledger: Jeter to play Sat in his continuing attempt for 550 minor league hits.

    • marinersnate - Jun 30, 2011 at 2:31 AM


      Leave Derek Jeter alone!

  5. nocryinginbaseball07 - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Does anyone else think Baseball is a weak sport.

    On a baseball blog? No. You’re just trying to piss people off, or you just don’t get it. Too bad, but that’s your problem.

  6. tuftsb - Jun 30, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    How are thosae salary caps and pay resrtrictions working? Are the seat and PSL prices plummeting? Ia there labor peace?

  7. foreverchipper10 - Jun 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Now I REALLY hope Jeter has to make a few AAA appearances here in Scranton before he goes up. I would much rather see him play here than Hughes who did play here only three years ago or so.

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