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Derek Jeter: Close to rehab games

Updated: July 4, 2013, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he thinks he is close to feeling well enough to begin playing in minor league games.

The Yankees' captain says he is now doing everything needed before beginning a rehabilitation assignment.

"I'm anxious to be playing in games," Jeter said after working out Thursday at the Yankees' minor league complex. "When they tell me to play, I'll play."

On Wednesday, Jeter ran the bases after putting the ball in play ...

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