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Forget about Buffalo -- Jeter will be in the Bronx today

Jeter anthem
Life in the minors: Derek Jeter and Scranton teammate Addison Maruszak, left, are joined on the field by Little Leaguers for the national anthem Wednesday. (AP Photo)


By Mike Harrington

Got plenty of questions about the possibility of Derek Jeter being at Coca-Cola Field on rehab with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Saturday night and I said in Sunday's Inside Baseball column that it seemed unlikely.

It looks like I made a good call.

The Yankees apparently decided overnight that Jeter is ready to make his season debut today and multiple sources say he will in the lineup, either at shortstop or designated hitter, for this afternoon's game against Kansas City in Yankee Stadium.

(FOX Sports reported the Jeter news last night with Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger giving more confirmation to it this morning).

(11:30 a.m. update -- Jeter is DHing today and GM Brian Cashman said he should be at short tomorrow)

After last night's game in Scranton, Jeter said "see you tomorrow" to reporters and teammates so there was some sort of new decision made overnight. Jeter sightings around Scranton have been a big topic in the city.

Jeter went 1 for 9 in his four games with Scranton and here's his stat rundown.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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