In his latest minor league rehab game with Triple-A Scranton, Derek Jeter went 0-for-3 with two ground balls to short and a strikeout. He also had to make several plays at shortstop, including coming in on slow-hit chopper. Jeter did commit a throwing error when he short-hopped the first baseman. As planned, he played seven innings in the field. For what it’s worth, a scout told Andy McCullough that Jeter still looks rusty and not acclimated to game speed just yet.
Jack Curry says the plan is for the Cap’n to come off the DL and rejoin the team on Friday — George King notes his stuff has already been shipped from Tampa to New York — as long as his ankle holds up well between now and then. Jeter is scheduled to play shortstop for Triple-A Scranton again tomorrow, which will mark the first time he plays back-to-back games in the field as part of his rehab. The Yankees are scheduled to face a left-handed starter on Friday, and I’ll be surprised if the he isn’t serving as the team’s DH that night.