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Will Derek Jeter Play This Season?

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported a little less than two weeks ago that Yankees people were targeting May 1 as a potential return date for injured shortstop Derek Jeter. But thats not happening anymore.

According to MLB.coms Bryan Hoch, Jeter is not close to game action and the Yankees are easing off any sort of projections for his return. Hell be back when hes back, manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Tuesday evening.

Jeter is taking daily rounds of batting practice and fielding ground balls at the Yankees spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, but his surgically-repaired left ankle is simply not where it needs to be.

Source: Drew Silva, NBC Sports Hardball Talk


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