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Jeter rehab stint starts today

NEW YORK — Yankees SS Derek Jeter, out all season with a broken left ankle, will begin a minor-league rehabilitation stint tonight, the team announced Friday. He will join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is scheduled to play at least five innings.

Jeter broke the ankle during Game 1 of last year's American League Championship Series. He played five spring training games until feeling pain. A new break was discovered April 18.

Jeter took simulated at-bats, ran the bases and fielded grounders Friday at Tampa's Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees said they don't know when he will return to the majors.

"He has to feel comfortable playing," manager Joe Girardi said. "(We need to see him) being able to go back-to-back days, back-to-back-to-back days."

Reds-Giants at Coors?

The Reds and Giants are exploring options for making up Thursday's rained-out game. It was the final game of the teams' only series in Cincinnati.

Both teams are off Aug. 29. The Reds open a series at Colorado's Coors Field on Aug. 30; the Giants finish a series there Aug. 28. So one option is playing there. They also could play a doubleheader when the Reds visit San Francisco starting July 22. Another option is waiting until the end of the regular season to see if the game affects the playoffs.

Cardinals: RHP Chris Carpenter, 38, left a 106-pitch bullpen session feeling optimistic he could pitch this year. The 2005 Cy Young Award winner expected to miss the year after surgery for numbness and tingling on the right side of his body. He started throwing last month, then was sidelined by a sore lower back.

Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford, out since June 1 with a strained left hamstring, was activated. In the third inning vs. the Giants, he pinch-hit for Matt Kemp, who grabbed his left shoulder in apparent pain in his first at-bat.

Mets: 1B Ike Davis was called up from Triple A. Davis had 32 homers and 90 RBIs last year but was hitting .161 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 55 games when demoted June 10. He said he made adjustments in the minors, where he hit .293 with seven homers and 13 RBIs in 21 games.

Pirates: RHP A.J. Burnett, out since June 9 (right calf), will start Sunday vs. the Cubs.

Royals: LF Alex Gordon, who crashed into the wall while going for a fly ball Wednesday, passed concussion tests for the second time, then took batting practice. The team hopes he can return today or Sunday.

Jeter rehab stint starts today 07/05/13 [Last modified: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:02am]
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