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Derek Jeter goes 0-for-3 with a walk in return from disabled list

Aug 26, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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Sidelined since August 2 with a right calf strain, Derek Jeter made his return from the disabled list tonight and went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Jeter grounded out in his first two at-bats, the second of which was a double play ball. The 39-year-old worked a walk in his third plate appearance before striking out swinging in his final at-bat.

Jeter has been limited to just six games this season due to ankle and calf injuries, but he’s capable of providing a nice boost offensively down the stretch if he can stay on the field. Yankees shortstops entered play this evening with a lousy .227/.287/.309 batting line, so the bar hasn’t been set very high.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Am I the only one who will find it wildly entertaining to watch Yankee fans try and come to grips with Alex Rodriguez performing well and Derek Jeter being putrid?

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      Hughes might be a bigger worry to Yankee fans. 4 of the 9 hitters in the Toronto lineup were recently called up from Triple A. Despite this, Hughes still pitched poorly.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM

        good point that isn’t very impressive considering how terrible bluejay prospects are. good thing hughes isn’t returning next season and we wont have to worry about him anymore.

      • 18thstreet - Aug 27, 2013 at 7:09 AM

        As bad as Hughes has been, what should really be concerning to Yankee fans is that the team doesn’t have a better option.

        The Yankees could probably save some money by shutting down their farm system entirely. It’s not providing them with any major leaguers.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:42 AM

        Yanks don’t have a better option? Then you haven’t been paying attention this year if you are saying that cause they sure as hell do

    • theskinsman - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:10 AM

      No, you aren’t.

    • theskinsman - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:15 AM

      Harry…ballgame over,Yankees lose! Theeeeee Yankees LOSE!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:41 AM

        oh god what am I going to do?? oh the pain, oh the drama!! I think I will get over it and I know how I will, the jays 2-12 record against new York will help pull me thru

    • ctony1216 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      Just seeing Jeter playing baseball again is entertaining enough for this Yankees fan.

      Not having him for most of the season has been like a preview of his retirement, and it just hasn’t been the same without him. We’re going to miss the Captain when he’s gone, so we appreciate him while he’s there.

    • stevequinn - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Jeter will be fine. I’m glad he’s back jn the lineup. Will just take a little time for him to get his timing down. He’s a future HOFer.

      • 18thstreet - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        Willie Mays is a current Hall of Famer, so he’d be an even BETTER option at shortstop!

  2. gmenfan1982 - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    How is Jeter performing putrid? He’s played 6 games.

  3. drewzducks - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound ?

    • quintjs - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:33 AM

      “DAMN YOU A-ROD!” ?

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    I understand that Paul Simon (who is a much bigger star than Jeter and A-Rod), attended the game. I wonder if he met up with Blue Jay season ticket holder, Geddy Lee?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM

      I wonder if Gibbons has put his house up for sale yet?

  5. greymares - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    as an anti Yankee fan here’s hoping Arod wins his appeal and Jeter stays in the line-up. I would love to see these guys continue to flounder.

  6. ctony1216 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    I feel sorry for fans of teams like the Blue Jays, who lose year after year, fielding players who have no idea what it takes to play championship-caliber baseball. Like Jose Reyes for example: Reyes gets called out on strikes, argues with the umpire and ultimately throws his helmet at the ump, getting himself tossed in the early innings of a game. Stupid thing to do — something that a perennial loser does.

    Another example: Edwin Encarnacion: his team is in last place in the standings, and yet when he hits a home run, he trots around the bases with his arm cocked out like a dipstick. When your team is in last place, you style around the bases? Do you realize how idiotic that looks? A perennial loser like Edwin doesn’t have a clue.

    Class acts like Jeter are rare in sports. We should appreciate him while he’s here.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      I wouldn’t feel sorry for bluejay fans, they are getting exactly what they deserve, trust me.. All 6 of them are!!!

      • canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Why would anyone trust a 50 yr old Yankee troll

      • Shayna - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:12 PM

        So I guess that must have been 35,000+ Yankees fans in the dome last night. It’s clear that, whatever you think of the sad disappointment on the field, in the stands the Jays fans are coming out and enjoying themselves. I have four winning games out of four attended this year (just call me Rabbit’s Foot) and this year, like every year, I can still say I’ve never had a bad time at the ballpark.

        It’s exciting, even though frustrating, baseball this year — so often the game ends with the tying or winning run on base or at the plate. It’s enough to make a girl believe in tWtW! Yes, we’ve had blowouts — especially in the first half — but we’ve had a lot more games with shifting leads, and one- or two-run margins. How is that not worthwhile baseball?!

    • greymares - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      class acts know when to quit.

    • canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      Guys like Rivera and Jeter are call acts but don’t be fooled by some of the players you got there to. You got your own basket of ego’s and nutcases as well.

    • 18thstreet - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Who did Paul O’Neill play for? Did he ever win a World Series?

  7. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    That’s funny they are saying the jays drew 35K last nite yet when I was watching the game you can hear the “lone heckler” which you are not going to hear if the stadium is that full. Talk about lying about the numbers!!!

    • canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      Ah we have an expert at stadium attendances here.

      • nbjays - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

        Harry’s an expert at everything. Just ask him.

  8. canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Good to see Jeter back playing baseball again, and good to see the Jays get the win last night. If we can’t make playoffs, at least we can ruin Dirty Harry’s year and spoil the Yankees chance at making the playoffs. Let’s go Jays

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