Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/11/13
Today the New York Yankees hope their injury bug starts to die off, as their starting shortstop Derek Jeter returns to the lineup. Jeter has been out since he broke his ankle in the 2012 ALCS vs the Detroit Tigers. Jeter seemed on pace to return for the 2013 season, but a set back in spring training has led him to miss more than an entire half of the 2013 season. Jeter will serve as the designated hitter tonight and bat second against the Kansas City Royals. He has played in four rehab games for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRoaders, but manager Joe Girardi decided to bring him back now due to more injuries. The Yankees remain without Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Francisco Cervelli and Michael Pineda and now Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner appear injured. Jeter will likely be back at his shortstop position on Friday when the Yankees face the Minnesota Twins before the all star break. Since Jeter has been out, Yankees shortstops have combined to hit .211 with two home runs. The ro...
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