Derek Jeter took his second turn as the Yankees’ designated hitter Monday, going 0-for-2 in his second game of the spring.
Wednesday, he’ll take the next step, returning to shortstop for the first time since breaking his ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS last October. “That’s the plan as of now,” Jeter said.
Joe Girardi said he would leave it up to the Captain to decide where he plays Wednesday night, though he confirmed the plan was to put Jeter in the field for four or five innings. “If he comes out okay, we’re going to throw him in there; if he doesn’t, I’ll DH him another day,” Girardi said. “Whatever he tells me he wants to do Wednesday, that’s what I’m going to do.”
PHIL IT UP
Phil Hughes threw his first bullpen session in three weeks, making 26 pitches off a mound Monday morning. Hughes had no issues with his back, a positive sign for him as he tries to beat the clock to be ready for the start of the season. “I was pain-free, which I think is the biggest issue,” Hughes said. “Now it’s just a matter of getting back into the swing of things.”


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