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Derek Jeter cleared to begin minor league rehab assignment

Jul 5, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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After numerous setbacks in his recovery from a broken ankle Derek Jeter has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Jeter will play tomorrow at Triple-A and is scheduled to log at least five innings defensively at shortstop in his first game action since last October.

In his absence Yankees shortstops have hit just .205 with two homers in 85 games for the third-worst OPS from the position in all of baseball, with Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, and now Luis Cruz serving as the primary starter.

Barring more setbacks a return shortly after the All-Star break seems likely.

  1. number42is1 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Ken Rosenthal really needs to STFU
    (Nope! not old yet)

    • bigharold - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      “..not old yet)

      It’s getting there.

  2. bigharold - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Is that bugles I hear, .. is the cavalry coming over the hill to say the season???

  3. historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Doom.

    • bigharold - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      We don’t need no stinkin “doom Watches”.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

        How old is Saint Derek?

      • bigharold - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        Not as old as Mariano.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        The real question is how many wins will josh Johnson get this year? The over/under is 5, id take that under in a heartbeat

  4. cackalackyank - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Given the way this season has been going I predict he comes up the dugout steps, trips, and breaks his other ankle.

  5. southofheaven81 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Got my ticket to see him play tomorrow! Woo-hoo!!!

    • bobc74 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get through what will be a huge traffic jam and parking issue. There’s also a Kid Rock concert nearby at the same time with both venues sharing the same Interstate exit and entrance roads. Also the stadium has about 3,000 parking spaces for a 10,000 seat stadium.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 6, 2013 at 12:55 AM

        not to mention all of Pc’s family will be at the Kid Punk concert, hey its a big family

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 6, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      I will be there myself, Go Rail Riders as PC would say, lol

  6. theskinsman - Jul 6, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Always consistent, Bandwagon Harry shows up whenever his yanks manage to eke into 3rd place to dump on the last place Jays.

    Yeah, Jeter and A-Rod are coming back to save the Yankees from…..using their replacements as excuses for a sub par season.

    • bflosportsfan1968 - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      Have the Yankees had their problems tis year?? Sure have. Hell they left the bases loaded again for the umpteenth time this year in last night’s game. despite all of the problems surrounding this team their still in contention for the division lead. It’s going to take a lot hard work but I think the Yankees have one more big push to get them into the Playoffs. After that anything goes.

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