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Jeter to begin rehab assignment tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The announcement just came from the Yankees…

SS Derek Jeter has been cleared by the Yankees to begin a rehab assignment. He is scheduled to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tomorrow (Saturday, July 6), and is scheduled to play at least five innings at shortstop in the RailRiders’ 7:05 p.m. game vs. Lehigh Valley.

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50 Responses to “Jeter to begin rehab assignment tomorrow”

  1. Shame Spencer July 5th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    This seems… fast?

    bruce – Just saw your comment from earlier, I do understand what you’re saying. He brought them up specifically to illicit sympathy, so he’s opening the door. I do get it. I guess I’m just so cynical I assume so is everyone else, cause I can’t see anyone falling for that or not being able to see through it.

  2. tbone1570 July 5th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Scheduled to play at least five innings? Looks like they’re trying to be more aggressive with Jeter then they are with A-Rod.

  3. Nick in SF July 5th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Exciting. Please no setbacks!

  4. exiledintampa July 5th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Jeter at triple A but Alex on the road for the A league team. Hmmmm

  5. yankee21 July 5th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Although this has been expected for awhile it is real good news.

    Hopefully Jeter can have a good re-hab and be able to help the team in a few weeks.

    If he can hit around .280 and play SS adequately a couple times a week it will be a real plus.

    I imagine he will share the DH role with A-Rod against LHP once they clear re-hab and are activated.

  6. tbone1570 July 5th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I had heard that his ankle felt “really good” with all of the recently increased activity. Let’s hope that this is a sign that he’s all healed up and ready to get back to the business of winning.

  7. austinmac July 5th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    What conclusion can we draw with Jeter in AAA and AROD in Tampa? Is Jeter closer? Five innings at SS suggests he is. It also implies to me AROD is not ready for better competition.

  8. Nick in SF July 5th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “Looks like they’re trying to be more aggressive with Jeter then they are with A-Rod.”

    The difference is that they really want Jeter back and Jeter really wants to be back, whereas with A-Rod both sides are playing double-secret long cons involving complicated insurance fraud schemes, shadowy investigations, duplicitous Twitter activities, all in the atmosphere of a love-hate death embrace.

    Just kidding. A-Rod, you da man!

  9. tbone1570 July 5th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    austinmac July 5th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    What conclusion can we draw with Jeter in AAA and AROD in Tampa?

    ————————————————————-

    Mac,

    Not sure if you can conclude anything from this, but it is curious. I wonder in Nunez being in Trenton is the deciding factor to send Jeter to SWB?

  10. yankee21 July 5th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I’m not optimistic Jeter’s ankle reportedly feeling good will readily translate into acceptable range as a SS on a day-in, day-out basis. However, Jeter has surprised me before.

    I am hopeful though he will offset this by his being able to significantly improve the offense especially against LHP.

  11. JimK July 5th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Response to Hankflorida from previous thread

    Hank
    I do not disagree with you on the fact that the Yankees will not win the WS this year or for that matter even make the playoffs, but I think YS in recent years has been more detrimental to Yankee hitters than it has helped. Granted they scored a lot of runs but they lived and died by the long ball, and hitters such as Tex and Granderson, who once hit to all fields, are now dead pull hitters and as a result their overall statistics have declined. I see the same thing much of the time with Cano, who gets homer happy at times and has more than his share of weak groundouts to 2nd

  12. Doreen July 5th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I’m guessing they are already sold out!

  13. PacoDooley July 5th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    this comes as a surprise, I would have thought the Jeter would have sent a tweet about it earlier, but amazingly we have to wait to hear about it from the team!

  14. austinmac July 5th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Tbone,

    You could be right about Nunez, but I would have guessed Jeter would have started for Tampa. It sure doesn’t look like a 20 day thing if he starts at AAA.

  15. austinmac July 5th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    If Jeter really wanted to support AROD, he would have tweeted it first. That would have been funny.

  16. tbone1570 July 5th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    austinmac July 5th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Tbone,

    You could be right about Nunez, but I would have guessed Jeter would have started for Tampa. It sure doesn’t look like a 20 day thing if he starts at AAA.

    ————————————————–
    Who knows wans really behind the decision? Maybe Jeter even talked them into sending him to SWB!

  17. tbone1570 July 5th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    *whats

  18. Rich in NJ July 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    The season probably rests on the ability of A-Rod and Jeter to return and produce, pretty much as it has for most of the last decade.

  19. yankeefeminista July 5th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Doreen, there are still tickets. I am contemplating whether I want to drive the 4 hours roundtrip or wait until he is closer by. Already saw him in his last Trenton rehab stint. Very tempted to go though. Darn Trenton having to be on a road trip.

  20. yankeefeminista July 5th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Nah, there were rumors that Derek was ready for rehab games a few days ago, so I am not surprised. Wonder how many rehab games he needs…

  21. jackamir July 5th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Pineda & Jeter on Saturday evening in SWB…SRO for sure….

  22. yankee21 July 5th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    With Arod, Jeter and Nunez just 1-3 weeks away from returning to the big club, the only glaring need I don’t see being fulfilled is a guy who can play 1B and hit LHP.

    Is Ruiz at AAA a possible answer and if yes, can Cash make the upcoming roster squeeze work?

  23. yankee21 July 5th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    One other need is a catcher that can hit a little, if Pena and Girardi as ex big league catchers they should be able to help JR survive during a few week initial intro the pros.

    Why not give that a shot and return Romine to AAA to work on his hit tool?

  24. yankeefeminista July 5th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    *re: Trenton on road going forward, so maybe want to keep Derek in the same place for a week with SWB home until the 12th.., (besides the Nunie factor) Trenton isn’t home after the Reading homestand until the 18th and impending EL ASB is coming next week.

  25. yankeefeminista July 5th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    At least the game is on MiLB-TV…

    “I’m just so cynical I assume so is everyone else, cause I can’t see anyone falling for that or not being able to see through it.”

    I don’t think people are “falling”/would “fall” for the “spin.” Most are pretty spin savvy I would think, and most people already have their minds made up one way or the other about Alex.

  26. mick July 5th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Think Klapisch got his idea for the Ruth article from us? We were discussing this very thing last night before his 11:45 article was published. Not a bad thing, getting ideas from the LOhud blog.

    Bob Klapisch ? @BobKlap

    ICYMI: Babe Ruth versus today’s 95-mph fastball. How would he do?

  27. mick July 5th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Bob Klapisch ? @BobKlap

    ICYMI: Babe Ruth versus today’s 95-mph fastball. How would he do? http://bit.ly/1bbVfc9

  28. austinmac July 5th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I think a reporter would be an idiot not to read this and other Yankee blogs. Why not write about what fans are interested in? Of course, they would never admit it.

  29. mick July 5th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Of course, they would never admit it.
    ===============
    Why not though? It’s just a matter of getting ideas. I would do it as Feinsand and others do.

  30. blake July 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Obviously if you dropped 1920 Babe Ruth into 2013 the bye wouldn’t be as good…..now if he had the same training and diet etc then who knows.

    I don’t really think the 95 mph would be an issue on its own….it’s when combined when cutters and sinkers and change ups and modern breaking pitches bat he’d have some trouble.

    It’s impossible to ansnwer questions like this without a real life Fields of dreams to find out on. I think the modern athlete has evolved significantly since 1920. Players are bigger and faster and trained better than they were even 25 years ago.

    At the same time the art of hitting has devolved in recent years…I think the athletes are better today but hitting approaches are terrible now….

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