If the New York Yankees get their way, star shortstop Derek Jeter will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday and potentially play in the team’s final outing of the three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeter will play in a simulated game today, which is when he can be activated from the disabled list, and then get the call if all goes well.
Jeter told writers before Friday’s game that he felt well enough to play. A doctor was expected to examine him early this evening, but no announcement was forthcoming immediately after he was checked out.
He tested his healing quad by running, and appears to have come out of it OK.
Jeter is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday after suffering a Grade 1 strain of his quad in his only game as a Yankee this year.
The extra day of rest should do Jeter well.
He has only played in one game this season due to a number of nagging injuries, but the team is hoping that he can come back at 100 percent and help with any slim chance they may have of reviving their season.