Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/21/13
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter was cleared to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Jeter is recovering from a calf strain. Jeter hopes to return to the Yankees early next week. The plan is to have the Yankees captain play 5 innings on Thursday then play 9 innings in the games over the weekend. Jeter is hitting .211 in just five games in 2013 with 1 homerun and 2 RBI’s. The surging Yankees hope to get back into the pennant race. They are 1 game behind the Orioles and 6 1/2 games behind the Rays and Red Sox in the A.L. East race. They are 4 1/2 games behind the in the Wild Card race. With the return of Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki, and now Jeter, the Yankees have a good chance of being a factor in the playoff race although they have a lot of teams to climb over to earn a playoff spot. Make the Click and discuss this and more on Philadelphia and New York’s BEST sports talk radio on MTR Radio. Listen 24/7 online and on our FREE Android and IOS...
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