Derek Jeter will return to the Yankees lineup today against the Royals. Jeter’s highly-anticipated and long-awaited return to Yankee Stadium will be his first Major League game time since he broke his ankle while playing against Detroit during the 2012 ALCS.
Originally scheduled to play another game at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Jeter will now instead be activated from the 60-day DL before today’s game at 1:05 pm. The baseball star player’s quickened return is largely due to Travis Hafner’s foot injury and Scranton’s unfavorable weather predictions.
“After the game (Wednesday) night, after Hafner got hurt, we looked at the weather patterns and I just decided to make the move for today,” the Yankees GM told ESPNNewYork.com. “Derek was scheduled to DH in Scranton, so I figured, he could DH and sit around in the rain in Scranton, or he can DH and sit around in the rain in the Bronx. We chose the Bronx.”
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