It looks like Derek Jeter will be returning to the New York Yankees lineup even quicker than anticipated as today, the team reportedly shipped all of Jeter’s equipment and gear from Tampa to New York.
Per the New York Post:
Derek Jeter’s equipment from Tampa has made it to The Bronx, likely meaning the Yankees captain won’t be far behind.
Jeter’s equipment coming to New York, as opposed to Scranton where the shortstop will continue his Triple-A rehab tonight, is a very strong indication he will be in pinstripes this weekend for the Yankees final games before the All-Star break. The Yankees open the second half with a seven-game road trip through Boston and Texas.
The move should all but end the near daily playing time for Jayson Nix, who has been filling in for the Yankees captain as he recovered from his broken ankle.
Jeter has already played in a handful of rehab/minor league games in Florida, though, has reportedly struggled – not exactly shocking given the amount of time he’s been out of action. Despite the struggles, he reportedly looks healthy and didn’t seem to have any health issues related to his ankle.