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Derek Jeter back at Yankee Stadium _ temporarily

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm •  Published: June 22, 2013

Rays manager Joe Maddon was talking to reporters in his dugout before the game when he noticed Jeter trotting by and said with surprise, "Hey, it's Derek." Maddon is used to seeing Jeter around, though — they sometimes run into each other in their local coffee shop in Tampa.

In other injured Yankees star news, Alex Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery in January, had five simulated at-bats Friday and again Saturday. That latest step suggests he should be close to returning, Girardi said. On Friday, the third baseman had a hit and a couple of walks, the manager said. On Saturday, he had three grounders to short, a line single to center and a walk against a minor league left-hander.


Mark Didtler in Tampa, Fla., contributed to this report.