Injured Yankees Captain Derek Jeter took live batting practice prior to yesterday’s game against the Angels for the first time since straining his right calf on August 2nd.
Jeter is eligible to return from the disabled list on Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston, whether he does or not is a decision that will be made by the Joe Giradi and the Yankees brass.
“I would like to, of course. It’s up to them,” Jeter said before the Yankees faced the Angels. “Like I said, of course I’d like to, but it’s not up to me.”
The Yankees will likely play it safe with their aging captain, who is coming off of his third DL stint this season.
The only question that remains is whether or not the Yankees will designate Jeter for assignment before he rejoins the club, or if he will jump right back into the Yankees lineup.
“I always think I can just jump back in. I did last time. But like I said, I get it. If they want me to play somewhere, I’ll go play somewhere. It’s entirely up to them,” Jeter said. “I’m not really in a power position to negotiate. That’s all I can say.”