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Thursday's the day for Jeter

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07:08 AM ET 07.11 | He's back. Derek Jeter will rejoin the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon and is expected to be in their lineup at either shortstop or designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals, according to major league sources. Jeter, 39, will be playing for the first time this season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle last October. He suffered the original injury during the American League Championship Series, then had a setback in April when doctors discovered a small crack in his ankle, near the initial break. The Yankees are 49-42, six games back in the AL East, despite playing without Jeter all season. However, they are just 12th out of 15 teams in the AL in runs scored, and the combined OPS of their shortstops ranks next to last in the league.

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July 11, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Damn.... Jete is 39 ?

July 11, 2013  07:33 AM ET
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Damn.... Jete is 39 ?

And he is the answer to all the Yankees problems.

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July 11, 2013  08:25 AM ET

"Here I come to save the day!"

That means that Mighty Jeter is on the way!

July 11, 2013  08:36 AM ET

I guess he'll be rehabbing at the major league level.

July 11, 2013  08:38 AM ET

A designated hitter that needs a pinch runner, great!

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July 11, 2013  08:54 AM ET

I'll be at the game. I know Jeter is old now and not the answer to the Yankees' problems. But it will be nice to see him on the field again.

July 11, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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And he is the answer to all the Yankees problems.

No but he'll be a welcome addition. I want to see him bounce back and play like he wants to play but I don't know how close to reasonable that even is right now. One day at a time.

July 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Finally some good news

The Yankees built a time machine and are sending the team back five years to get younger?

July 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Damn.... Jete is 39 ?

Yes, but his ankle is 63.

July 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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And he is the answer to all the Yankees problems.

Just a proven name for the fans to blame.

July 11, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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I'll be at the game. I know Jeter is old now and not the answer to the Yankees' problems. But it will be nice to see him on the field again.

It'll be like watching Minnie Minoso at shortstop, no?

July 11, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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No but he'll be a welcome addition. I want to see him bounce back and play like he wants to play but I don't know how close to reasonable that even is right now. One day at a time.

You'll know what you need to know about him the first time he has to bust it to first. How much speed has he lost?

July 11, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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One day at a time.

Did you flip a quarter to the Bonnie Franklin estate?

July 11, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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You'll know what you need to know about him the first time he has to bust it to first. How much speed has he lost?

Slower than molasses yet faster than glacial drift.............

July 11, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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You'll know what you need to know about him the first time he has to bust it to first. How much speed has he lost?

The LARK scooters are pretty quick these days

July 11, 2013  09:56 AM ET

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