A big bat is returning to New York’s lineup on Friday. And no, we’re not talking about Alex Rodriguez.
Derek Jeter played a simulated game in Staten Island on Saturday and could start for the Yankees on Sunday.
The New York Yankees acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs on Friday, bringing back the seven-time All-Star to provide a power boost to a team that desperately needs more pop.
With the season nearly two-thirds completed, teams are now focusing their attention on the future. Here are some of the specific factors/questions that need to be considered.
The Yankees placed their captain on the 15-day DL on Friday. He strained his right quad in his first game back with New York last week after being out all season with a broken left ankle.
David Robertson still believes the injury-plagued New York Yankees can overcome their struggles and make a push for the postseason.
Derek Jeter will miss the Yankees’ weekend series against Minnesota with a strained right quadriceps, and New York cannot rule out a return to the disabled list.
What could be more storybook than Jeter leading a rag-tag group of Yankees that nobody believed in into the playoffs?
So, what can we expect from the captain when he finally jogs onto the diamond? Is he the mutant to whom age is merely a number or the aging icon who struggled so mightily before 2012?
Next week, the Yankees begin HOPE Week. Meanwhile, on the field, the Yankees will begin another type of Hope Week.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Jeter ran the bases after putting the ball in play during simulated at-bats for the first time since a second break was found in his left ankle.
The Yankees said Monday that Rodriguez is scheduled to start Tuesday night for Single-A Charleston.
A day after his 39th birthday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken another stride forward in his comeback from a broken left ankle by running outdoors for the first time in two months.
This is not how the Yankees were supposed to go to battle, using 41 players in the first 77 games.