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Derek Jeter injury: Yankees SS goes 0-for-2 in 1st rehab game

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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter began his rehab assignment Saturday, and went 0-2 while fielding just one ball at shortstop, reports Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger.

Jeter, 39, will DH for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Sunday, and the team has not ruled out bringing him back before the All Star Break.

Saturday was Jeter's first rehab game since breaking his ankle two times, and was a major step towards him getting back to the Bronx.

Jeter did not give any specific number of at-bats or games that he would need to be ready to play for the Yankees, but he did say that he had had roughly 50 simulated at-bats previous to his rehab assignment.

Jeter's rehab comes at the same time as third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who has been playing in the lower minors while trying to get back in game-shape.

In the absence of Jeter, the Yankees have been using options such as Eduardo Nunez and Alberto Gonzalez at shortstop. Nunez is batting .217 with a .588 OPS in 2013, and Gonzalez has just six hits in 29 at-bats for the Yankees, and has done so over nine games.

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