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Jeter continues rehab assignment

Yankees' captain will play shortstop and bat second for RailRiders
08/23/2013 6:28 PM ET
By Josh Horton

Derek Jeter had a double and an RBI single in his rehab game with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday night.(AP)
Derek Jeter is set to continue his rehab with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Friday night. He will bat second and play shortstop for at least seven innings.

"The plan is to go at least seven tonight," Jeter said following RailRiders batting practice.

According to Joe Girardi, the Yankees' captain will play at PNC Field in Scranton again on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. However, as of 5 p.m. on Friday night, Jeter had not been informed of the plans following Friday night's game against the Pawtucket Red Sox.

"They tell me to come here and play, so I come here and play. Hopefully I can get back soon. Ultimately that's their decision," Jeter said. "I know I am playing here today and after that I'm not sure."

Jeter will face knuckleballer Charlie Haeger on Friday night. However, he isn't worried about facing back-to back-knuckleballers.

"Nope, no man. I've faced pitching, so it's not like I'm coming off the couch," Jeter said about seeing a second straight knuckleballer. "I'm not worried about it."

For Jeter, the rehab games have given him a chance to play in real game situations instead of just working out and playing in simulated games.

"Major difference is there are fielders out there. Simulated game it's the pitcher, the catcher and you. Put the ball in play you get a hit," Jeter said speaking about the differences between playing rehab and simulated games. "It's always good to compete and get into a game situation; it's good to get into game action. It's a little bit different than practice. You can only do so much in practice."

Jeter went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, double and a run scored in Thursday night's game. He also committed an error in the fourth inning. 

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