Derek Jeter joins A-Rod taking at_bats
June 28, 2013
New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Derek Jeter has joined teammate Alex Rodriguez in hitting against minor league pitching.
Coming back from a broken left ankle, Jeter had an opposite-field single to right in six at_bats Friday against a minor league right-hander. The Yankees captain said it was his second day of facing live pitching.
Rodriguez, who had hip surgery in January, had two doubles and a single in five plate appearances, and he also ran the bases after putting the ball in play.
The Yankees have not announced a date for when A-Rod will begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment, but running bases during the at-bat situation normally is among the final preparation steps.
Rodriguez also had a post-hitting baserunning session with catcher Francisco Cervelli, who caught during A-Rod's at_bats and resumed taking on-field batting practice. Cervelli is rehabilitating from a broken hand.
Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters when leaving the Yankees minor league complex.
Jeter hasn't played this season after breaking an ankle in the playoffs last October and having surgery. Another fracture was discovered during his first rehab in April.
The Yankees expect both Jeter and Rodriguez to return to the active roster after the All-Star break.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
7-2, +528 Yesterday, +9,401 TY
10-4 L14, 13-5 +925 L18 Guarantees
4-0, +525 Last Night, +4,122 TY
33-15 Last 48 MLB Selections
3-1 +230 L2 Days, 34-18 G-Plays
10-3 L13, 32-12 L44 Guarantees
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!