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Jeter scratched from Yankees' lineup

Posted on: June 19, 2010 12:26 pm

Derek Jeter was scratched from the Yankees lineup on Saturday with a bruised right heel and Ramiro Pena will get the start at shortstop against the Mets.

Jeter hurt his foot in Friday's game and is in a slump. Jeter has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats and "Captain Clutch" failed to live up to his name Friday night, as he struck out on three pitches with bases loaded and one out with the bases loaded. In June, Jeter is hitting just .209. That's still better than his replacement, Pena is hitting  .186 on the season.

Alex Rodriguez played third base last night, so he is the designated hitter today, with Jorge Posada behind the plate for the first time since Wednesday.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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