Jul 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) watches from the dugout against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at the Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sportsf

New York Yankees Derek Jeter feeling good, nearing return?

The 2013 debut of Derek Jeter was a bittersweet moment. What started off promising ended in mild devastation as Jeter was injured in his first and only appearance of the year. After four at-bat’s during the July 11th game against the Kansas City Royals, Jeter was back on the familiar disabled list – this time with a quad injury.

Now, it appears Jeter is hopeful to make a return in the very near future, telling MLB.com he’s ready to play and it’s up to the Yankees as to when he’ll be activated.

Per Bryan Hoch:

Jeter: “I feel good .. I don’t feel it … It’s up to them” @ Rangers Ballpark In Arlington

Jeter of course suffered a painful ankle injury during the postseason and has struggled to stay on the field since.

The face of the Bronx Bombers is coming off his best season in years where he posted an impressive .316 average with 15 home runs and 58 RBI in 159 games during the 2012 season. Jeter also swiped 9 bases in the process.

He is eligible to be taken off the disabled list today.

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