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Jeter to play seven innings in final rehab start

The shortstop plans to join the Yankees in Toronto on Monday
08/24/2013 6:09 PM ET
By Josh Horton

Derek Jeter is slated to play seven innings at shortstop for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.(AP)
The day may be different, but the plan is the same for Derek Jeter.

The Yankees shortstop is slated to play seven innings at shortstop and bat second for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Saturday night.

It will be Jeter's third game in as many days for the Triple-A club and also his final game of his second rehab stint with the RailRiders this season. Following his seven innings at PNC Field he will fly to Toronto to rejoin the Yankee roster on Monday.

In his three starts with the RailRiders, Jeter will have seen two knuckleballers. This may come in handy as the scheduled Toronto Blue Jays starter for Monday evening is knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

"I don't really think you can compare knuckleballers," Jeter said. "They're all different. I don't even think they know where the pitches are going. Then you watch the catcher and they have a hard time catching it. You just have to hope you get one that isn't moving to much."

In addition to facing an unconventional pitcher, he will also be dealing with an unconventional playing surface with the turf field at the Rogers Centre. 

"I'm not thinking about turf," Jeter said. "I don't think you can play cautiously. I'm not worried about it."

In two appearances with the RailRiders, Jeter has gone 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI single. He also has one error in the field. 

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