Josh Beckett out-dueled CC Sabathia to lead the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night. But the big story to come out of New York’s series loss to Boston was Derek Jeter’s lack of production.
A-Rod chatted with reporters after Sunday’s game, the seven minute session his longest and most revealing of the spring, giving some insight into his improved physical health and how that’s affected his game.
Alex Rodriguez has endured stints on the disabled list for the past three seasons, only averaging 133 games played from 2008-10. So what’s A-Rod’s outlook for 2011?
Does Brett Gardner have what it takes to usurp Derek Jeter as the Yankees’ leadoff man? According to the Daily News, there “continues to be a push from some inside the organization” for Gardner to take over the leadoff spot from the Yankees’ captain.
Derek Jeter will be doing extra work with hitting coach Kevin Long as the Yankees captain adjusts to a change in his stride at the plate. “I’ve got to get used to it,” Jeter said. “I’m trying to get comfortable with it.”
Dissecting Derek Jeter’s at-bats will become a tedious exercise this spring, if it hasn’t become so already. Jeter has played in just 2 games so far and his new swing is a big topic of discussion.
Derek Jeter’s new swing will get a lot of attention this year. With exhibition games only a few days away, watch as Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long describes the change in Jeter’s swing.
Derek Jeter met the media for the first time Sunday as the Yankees took the field for their first full squad workout.
Derek Jeter and team hitting coach Kevin Long have completed three days of pre-spring training drills.
According to the New York Post, the Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with hitting coach Kevin Long.
With Derek Jeter’s usual October stage approaching, he’s starting to hit again — and beginning to resemble the Jeter of old.