Derek Jeter batting second in almost-normal Yankees lineup
Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter will make his return to the lineup on Monday.
Today's Yankees lineup, featuring the return of No. 2: pic.twitter.com/GWmnfuTR04— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) August 26, 2013
Yes, Derek Jeter is manning shortstop and batting second for the contending Yanks. Jeter has been sidelined since Aug. 2 because of a strained right calf and of course didn't make his 2013 debut until July 11 as a result of the broken ankle he suffered during the 2012 ALCS.
Worth noting: This will be first time that Jeter and firebrand teammate Alex Rodriguez have been in the lineup together since that fated Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS. About that only name that's missing from above is that of first baseman Mark Teixeira, who underwent season-ending wrist surgery in early July.
Too little, too late? The Yankees are hanging in there in admirable fashion, but CoolStandings.com gives them just a 10.4-percent chance of making the playoffs.