Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Jeter nearing return?
By Joe Kaiser
Derek Jeter (calf strain) has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3, and yesterday he was taking grounders and batting practice for a third-straight day at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa.
On Tuesday, he's due to take the next step.
Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News reports that Jeter will play another simulated game today and run the bases, which is a positive step considering that he didn't run the bases on Monday.
Jeter was eligible to come off the DL on Sunday, and yesterday Yankees skipper Joe Girardi told Newsday that Jeter may need a few more simulated games or "a couple of games in the minor leagues possibly."
We'll continue to keep a close eye on this and let you know when we hear more.