Derek Jeter back in Yankees lineup Sunday
After ankle surgery followed by a quad injury -- after just one game -- Yankees legend Derek Jeter is back in the lineup Sunday.
Somebody's back at shortstop today... pic.twitter.com/dFT070caH6— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) July 28, 2013
The Yankees enter Sunday eight games out in the AL East but only 3.5 out of the second wild card spot, so they're very much a player at this point and getting back their captain should certainly provide a boost.
Don't think it helps?
Yankees shortstops are hitting .215/.269/.291 this season, an utterly dreadful line. Jeter is 39 years old and coming off ankle surgery followed by a strained quad after just one game, yes, but he also hit .316/.362/.429 with 32 doubles, 15 homers and an MLB-best 216 hits last season. And now he's off the disabled list and in the lineup.