Jeter and Rodriguez closer to returning to the Yankees

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday June 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter has joined teammate Alex Rodriguez in hitting against minor league pitching.

Coming back from a broken left ankle, Jeter had an opposite-field single to right in six at-bats Friday against a minor league right-hander. The Yankees captain said it was his second day of facing live pitching.

Rodriguez, who had hip surgery in January, had two doubles and a single in five plate appearances, and he also ran the bases after putting the ball in play.

The Yankees have not announced a date for when A-Rod will begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment, but running bases during the at-bat situation normally is among the final preparation steps.

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