Jeter will begin rehab assignment tomorrow

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Derek Jeter has been cleared to begin his official 20-day minor league rehab assignment, the Yankees announced. He will join Triple-A Scranton tomorrow and play at least five innings at shortstop. That … seems rather aggressive. I guess they won’t be easing the Cap’n back into things like they have everyone else.

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  • http:/www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

    That seems really aggressive move, by Jeter and NYY. I hope he isn’t rushing back.

    • Scott

      My guess is that they’ve been babying him a bit in recent weeks, so they started the rehab later than they had t (remember he was going to be ahead of A-Rod?), just to make sure he’s close to fine — which means that by the time they’re starting rehab, he’s closer than he would’ve been if they’d rushed him into rehab. HEre’s hoping…

      • OhioYanks

        Seems to make the most sense of any explanation.

  • Bob Buttons

    Seems a bit strange considering Nunez is due back soon too, so why risk overloading him?

    • RetroRob

      …because Nunez might be back soon?

  • Dalek Jeter

    I really wish Jeter would just STFU about his rehab.

    /Cashman’d

    • I’m One

      Was gonna, say Jeter is showing A-Rod how to “do it the right way”. :-)

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh Captain My Captain…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Where have all the good men gone and where are all the Gods?
    Where’s the street wise Hercules to fight the rising odds?
    Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
    Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need

    I need a hero
    I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
    He’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast
    And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      WOOOW!!!

      Talk about aging yourself… LOL… I doubt that there is more 10 people here who would even know this song.

      • Steve

        Nah, it was in Shrek. Made a comeback.

        • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

          Good point.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Besides, I wasn’t around for the Beatles either.

            Watch someone get all offended at my comparing Bonnie Tyler to the Beatles.

            • Joel

              No way. Everyone knows Bonnie Tyler is way better than the Beatles.

              • trr

                Even in jest, this offends.

                • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

                  agree

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Well, she’s probably royalty in Australia, along with the guys from Men at Work.

                  • I’m One

                    Which tells you something right there.

      • trr

        Is it a good thing or a bad thing that I’m in the Gang of Ten?

        More to the point: Welcome Back Derek; Godspeed to you

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You may be in a much smaller gang around here, along with Larry, Tom, and a bunch of guys who have a fixation with Horace Clarke and Celerino Sanchez.

          • I’m One

            Horace Clark and Stick Michael were among my favorites! Wasn’t much of a Sanchez fan, but he was a Yankee, and therefore could do little wrong in my young eyes.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Chuck Cary Chuck Cary Chuck Cary Chuck Cary

            • trr

              I was more of a Ross Moschitto guy, myself…and if you can remember him….well, you must’ve been a fan back in the day

      • trr

        Is bad that I’m in that Gang of Ten?
        and I don’t even like that song

      • jsbrendog

        nah, this is def one of those songs that wont ever go away, kind of like

        loooove hurts
        lovvvve burns and scarrrrrs

        • Robinson Tilapia

          The Beatles were no Nazareth.

          • trr

            for which the world is eternally grateful.

            but I do like Nazareth’s version of that song!

            • Robinson Tilapia

              “Hair of the Dog” is a GREAT album. Some very good album tracks on there….”Miss Misery,” “Please Don’t Judas Me…” Good stuff.

        • Betty Lizard

          I miss Graham Parsons

          • trr

            God Bless you Betty!

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    I think they are pushing it for a reason time is running out here boys its time to put up or shut up.

    • OhioYanks

      Time is running out on what?

  • MB923

    I’ll be going to the Pocono Mountains this weekend. My folks and I have trailer homes up there that we go to every now and then in the summer. Wonder if I should get tix for Saturday’s game. Only about 20-30 minutes away from where our place is.

    • Ed

      How can you not go? As to rushing DJ, if he’s ready he’s ready. As an official Old Guy I remember when there was no rehab, you just came back to the bigs and played. If this was 1962 Jeter would probably ride the Yanks bench for a couple of weeks till he could go full time, as Mantle did then.

  • Hassey

    Jeter, A-Rod, Nunez, Nix and Grandy are all going to homer in their first AB back. Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the champs are here…the champs are here

  • trr

    Hang on to that spirit Hassey!

  • Al

    Not sure how this is considered rushed as wouldn’t this put him back with the team at the end of July which is what we all expected it to be? I guarantee you he wants to be back on the roster by Hideki Matsui day, which is 7/28. He’ll be activated 7/26. Just watch. He wants to be on the roster with his buddy Matsui one last time.

    • OhioYanks

      I don’t think the surprise is with the date, but the level and innings. Granted the All-Star break is coming up, but if you’re planning to use the full 20 you don’t usually start someone off playing 5 in AAA. It’s usually more like 3 innings somewhere in short season or A-ball. If he proves ready for 5 in AAA, could be up fairly soon.

    • Ed

      I’m going to Texas and will see them 7/22-24. The Captain would make that a happy three days.

  • LarryM Fl

    The second break was different from the first. So I have heard that mended broken bone is stronger than it was prior to the break. So, DJ you knock them dead. Whatever we get from your presents in the lineup will be super and helpful.

    He has no quit.

  • I’m One

    Whatever we get from your presents in the lineup …

    A gift basket?

    • trr

      I wouldn’t mind some presents in the lineup…too many lumps of coal so far this year

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nuney says he may be able to return before the ASB. Makes you wonder where Eddard is right now.

    • trr

      On his way to pick him up?

    • RetroRob

      Eddard right?

      You might as well start saying other crazy shit, like Bonnie Tyler is better than the Beatles.

  • Capo

    What are the odds that this has Jeter back for the 3-game set in Fenway after the ASB (7/19-21)? I’m going to the afternoon game on the 20th, and seeing the Cap’n would make sitting in enemy territory all the better.

    • Nick

      not bad