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The big story coming out of Tampa today for the New York Yankees was Mariano Rivera's official announcement that he was retiring. But the big news was Derek Jeter playing in his first game since undergoing ankle surgery and looking like he will be staying around for a while.
Jeter led off the bottom of the 1st inning against the Atlanta Braves Mike Minor by slapping a single in between second and third on the first pitch and first swing he has seen since breaking his left ankle last October.
Jeter, in the DH slot for today's exhibition game, wore a black protective boot over the rehabbing foot and walked up to the plate while a few screams of "Jeter" filled Steinbrenner Field. The 38-year-old Captain left off where he did last year when he led the American League in hits by sending the ball into left field.
Even with the the boot wrapped around his left foot, Jeter's swing looked in good form.
Jeter even got a chance to do some base running and slid into second on a force out on Ichiro Suzuki's blooper to the shortstop.
It also might have been the only time you heard a player get a rousing cheer while walking to the dugout after being called out at second.
So far he's batting 1.000. That's a little bit of good news for the battered Yankees.
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New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking an ankle last fall in the AL championship series.
Jeter missed New York's first 13 spring training games and was the Yankees' designated hitter and leadoff batter Saturday against Atlanta. Jeter received a partial standing ovation from the crowd at Steinbrenner Field in the...
In the rare piece of good news for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter may be returning to the field soon. While Jeter has been participating in just about all the drills and practices the Yankees conduct during spring, he has now officially been cleared for all baseball activities.
According to Sweeney Murti of WFAN in New York, Jeter could return to game action soon.
Derek Jeter has worked hard at rehabbing his surgically repaired left ankle and, after he was told by his doctor that it was "100% healed," the New York Yankees shortstop believes it's time to give it a test run — literally.
Jeter indicated that he doesn't have to run the bases at full speed before appearing in a game but, after getting clearance from his surgeon...
Some good news out of Yankee camp today, as Derek Jeter is just about set to return to game action. After receiving “final clearance” on his ankle yesterday, it’s just a matter of time before the Captain will take his place back atop the lineup.
WFAN’s Sweeny Murti said that Jeter could play as early as tomorrow, although last week manager Joe Girardi was shooting for a March...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts Saturday in the New York Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed...
Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts Saturday in the New York Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed New York's first...
From Andrew Marchand:Before Mariano Rivera ever became the closer, Derek Jeter's potential saved him from becoming an ex-Yankee.
“It was close,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said.
Rivera had pitched well in the 1995 playoffs, but the Yankees came in with big expectations. Jeter, slated to be the rookie starting shortstop, had an uneven spring training and George...
The New York Yankees have spent the beginning of the
exhibition season without shortstop Derek Jeter and starting pitcher Andy
Pettitte. However, both veterans are expected to make their spring training
debuts soon, according to Adam Berry and Matthew Leach of MLB.com.
Pettitte threw a simulated game Friday morning, facing three
hitters – including Jeter. Following...
The Yankees will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals today from George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa, Fla. Righty Hiroki Kuroda will get the start, as Derek Jeter plays in his second Spring Training game – he’ll bat second and DH. The Yankees will try out Kevin Youkilis over at first base, while Ronnier Mustelier will have a chance to play the hot corner. Here is the rest...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says his fractured left ankle is "100 percent healed" and he's ready to play ball.
"It is 100 percent healed, and now we move forward," Jeter said
Haven't done a link dump in a while, figured I'd start today:
- Richard Justice calls the Yankees trio of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte "a timeless classic" in this article for MLB.com.
- Joel Sherman says that Mariano was what separated the Yankees from everyone else. I would have to agree.
- After CC Sabathia sim game today, he's...
We all hate the Yankees. Generally that means hating all the Yankee players. Still, some of us do have soft spots for some of them. Plenty of Red Sox fans admire Derek Jeter's professionalism. For me, I'll miss watching the greatest relief pitcher of all time take the mound.
Mariano Rivera announced that the 2013 season will be his last. He likely would've retired at...