Derek Jeter is back. Let us hope that his stay will be a little bit longer than last time and not so reminiscent of Juan Gonzalez's final season in the majors.
The Captain is back! Gardner CF, Jeter SS, Cano 2B, Soriano LF, Wells DH, Ichiro RF, Lillibridge 3B, Adams 1B, Stewart C, Hughes P— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 28, 2013
In other Yankees-getting-healthy news, utilityman Jayson Nix says that the plan is for him to be activated prior to Tuesday night's game in L.A. against the Dodgers. Nix also said that Curtis Granderson was making strides in his rehab and taking swings, so hopefully he will also be ready soon.
WFAN's Sweeny Murti reported that injured starter David Phelps will be making another rehab start with the Trenton Thunder on Tuesday, so he's on the way soon as well, barring any setbacks. (Knowing 2013 though, those last three words are a death knell, so tread carefully, David.) He will throw five innings or 75 pitches.
Also, because it is Hideki Matsui Day...