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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Jeter to play another sim game in Tampa

By Ian Begley

NEW YORK -- Injured shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to play another simulated game in Tampa on Tuesday and run the bases, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

He has not run the bases since he landed on the disabled list with a calf injury. Girardi did not offer a specific date for Jeter's return. He did not rule out the possibility that the 39-year-old shortstop could return for the Yankees' weekend series at Tampa Bay.

Tuesday is the first day Jeter is eligible to come off of the disabled list.

Jeter broke his left ankle in the ALCS in October and missed the first 91 games this year. Since then the 13-time All-Star, who is hitting .211 (4-for-19) with one home run and two RBIs, has spent time on the DL with a strained right quadriceps and the calf injury.

NUNEZ MRI CLEAN: Shortstop Eduardo Nunez underwent an MRI on his right hamstring that came back clean, according to Girardi. Nunez was not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader but could play in the second game, Girardi said.

Nunez was hurt Sunday night when he hit a single and then landed awkwardly on the bag as he scurried back to first.

BLESSED BY YOGI: The YES Network on Wednesday will take a look at some big moments in Yankees' history, including David Cone's perfect game in 1998. Girardi caught Cone that day and recalled asking Yankee legend Yogi Berra to jokingly bless his glove before the game.

"I remember asking asking Yogi to bless my glove that day just kinda kidding, because of all that he had done and I think we felt that we were lucky to be a part of that and to have Yogi in our presence," Girardi said on YES' show.

CLAY DAY: The Yankees called up Preston Claiborne to be the 26th man for Tuesday's double-header.