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Yankees' Jeter set to play in field

Derek Jeter, who goes 0-for-2 as the DH for the Yankees, plans to return to shortstop in Wednesday’s game.

Associated Press

Derek Jeter, who goes 0-for-2 as the DH for the Yankees, plans to return to shortstop in Wednesday’s game.

TAMPA — Derek Jeter is just about ready to play in the field for the first time this year.

Jeter went 0-for-2 in his second game as DH since returning from a broken ankle during the Yankees' 4-0 win over the Cardinals on Monday.

The Yankees captain was hurt Oct. 13 in the AL Championship Series opener. Jeter grounded out in the first and hit into a double play in the third. He could play shortstop Wednesday.

"That's the plan as of now," he said.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi planned to talk with Jeter today.

"If he comes out okay, we're going to throw him in there," Girardi said.

KURODA SHARP: RHP Hiroki Kuroda gave up three hits and struck out six in four scoreless innings. "I'm getting there," he said through a translator.

BAT ADDED: OF Ben Francisco signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees less than three hours after being released by the Indians. Francisco, 31, played 82 games for the Rays last season.

Phils: High hopes

CLEARWATER — Manager Charlie Manuel wants INF Freddy Galvis on his opening day roster. So far, Galvis is making the decision easy.

After going 3-for-4 with a double Sunday, Galvis is 12-for-39 (.308) with seven extra-base hits in 13 spring games. He batted .226 in 58 big-league games last season, but Manuel values his glove, even comparing him to a Gold Glove-winning shortstop the Indians acquired while Manuel was a coach there.

"I think the way (Galvis) plays the game, if he hit .260, .270, he's going to be a big-time player, man," Manuel told the Philadelphia Daily News. "I saw Omar Vizquel when he hit like .190, and that's part of the reason why we got him in a trade, and he did nothing but improve. Freddy can definitely do that."

Jays: No pressure

DUNEDIN — An offseason shopping spree has many picking the Blue Jays to capture the competitive AL East.

Manager John Gibbons welcomes the expectations.

"That's what this roster can do for you," he told mlb.com.

GM Alex Anthopoulos revamped the roster this winter, adding starting pitchers Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey, SS Jose Reyes, INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and OF Melky Cabrera, among others. It served notice to a division that had been dominated first by the Yankees and Red Sox, then the Rays before the Orioles made a surprising playoff run last year.

"There's one thing you know about those teams," Gibbons told the website. "They are not going to sit back and watch the rest of the world go by. They will do something."

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