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Derek Jeter said Thursday night he has been strengthening his body and is "100 percent" sure he will return to his everyday shortstop role with the Yankees in 2014, adding that he understands the club's need to seek insurance at the position but called it "my job."
Derek Jeter, whose book, "The Captain," by Ian O'Connor, was released in May 2011, has partnered with Simon & Schuster to identify and publish adult nonfiction titles, children's picture books, middle grade fiction and ready-to-read children's books.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said that while there are concerns about Derek Jeter's ability to reclaim the shortstop position, the club believes that the captain can return to his pre-injury form.
The Yankees announced Friday they have re-signed shortstop Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million contract for the 2014 season.
In many ways, this already feels like an abnormal offseason for Derek Jeter, as we have become accustomed to watching the Yankees captain spend his Octobers in uniform on the game's biggest stages.
As Mariano Rivera counts down the last six regular-season games of his career and Andy Pettitte also prepares to head home, Yankees captain Derek Jeter said that all of these extended ovations and celebrations have made it sink in that the "Core Four" is about to be whittled down to just one.
Derek Jeter, who has been limited to just 17 games this season due to left ankle issues, is headed back to the 15-day disabled list and is done for the year.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter continued to receive treatment on his injured left ankle on Monday, and while he could be used in an emergency, the team is not giving a definitive timetable for his return.
The Yankees haven't considered shutting captain Derek Jeter down for the rest of the season, and the plan now is to give him at least two days off before re-evaluating his sore left ankle.
Derek Jeter has struggled a bit at the plate since coming off the disabled list, but the Yankees captain says he's feeling better every day. On Tuesday, Jeter moved past Eddie Collins for ninth place on the all-time hits list.
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