Aug 14, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) smiles during batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter returns to the Yankee lineup, batting 2nd


New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will return to the lineup Monday night, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

 

This should be about as good of a lineup as the Yankees have put out this now that Alex Rodriguez and Jeter are back in the order together.

The 18-year veteran went 1-for-3 in his second rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

The 39-year old Jeter has played in just six games this season, batting .211 with an OBP of .286, a home run and two RBI. Obviously, that sample size tells you nothing. During the 2012 season, Jeter batted .316 with an OBP of .362, a slugging percentage of .429, 15 home runs and 58 RBI. It was his best season since 2009.

The Yankees are just 3.5 games back of the wild card and will take on the Toronto Blue Jays Monday. Phil Hughes takes the mound for the Yankees while the Blue Jays will send R.A. Dickey to the hill.

Date: August 26
Start Time: 7:07 p.m. ET
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Stadium: Rogers Centre
TV Info: Local/MLB Extra Innings
Radio: Sirius XM Radio/Game Day Audio
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