Jeter to increase rehab

Derek Jeter will participate in his second simulated game today for the Yankees, but will incorporate running the bases for the first time since he was sidelined earlier this month with a calf-strain.

Manager Joe Girardi will not reveal what the plan moving forward is for the 39-year-old captain and did not confirm or deny if he’ll be ready for this weekend’s series against the Rays. Jeter has only played in five games this season, going 4-for-19 with a homer and two RBI.

Backup shortstop Eduardo Nunez gave the Yankees a scare on Sunday when he tweaked his hamstring while sliding back to first base. An MRI came back negative, so he’ll rest for game one of today’s doubleheader and will try play tonight. Jayson Nix will start in his place this afternoon.

 

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Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.