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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Jeter shaky at short

By Ian Begley

MOOSIC, Pa. -- Derek Jeter insists he's ready to return to the Bronx, but his throwing arm didn't appear to be in major league form on Wednesday night.

Jeter threw off target to first on three grounders on Wednesday with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. One of Jeter's throws bounced and ended up in the opposing dugout for an E-6.

Below, we offer a breakdown of Jeter's game on Wednesday night, the fourth of his minor league rehab stint.

IN THE FIELD: Jeter looked a little shaky at short.

All of Jeter's three throws to first were a bit off target. In the fifth, Jeter fielded a ball to his left and his throw bounced in front of RailRiders first baseman Dan Johnson. It landed in the dugout for an E-6.

In all, Jeter had seven chances. He had two forceouts. He made a nice, charging play on a slow roller to end the fourth. He played eight innings in the field, two more than he played on Monday.

AT THE PLATE: Jeter finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout and two groundouts. He hasn't done much at the plate in his rehab stint.

He is 1-for-9 with four walks, two strikeouts and one run scored in four games. The Captain didn't look very happy after striking out looking in the sixth.

ON THE BASES: Not much to report on this front tonight, other than Jeter appeared to be running at less than full speed down the line. Yankees adviser Gene Michael was in attendance on Wednesday. He will likely report to GM Brian Cashman and the Yankees' high command on Jeter's condition.

The 39-year-old Jeter broke his ankle Oct. 13 and had surgery. He played five spring training games, but a new break was discovered April 18. He has not played in a regular-season game this year.