Joe Girardi told the sporting press yesterday that Derek Jeter — who stands six hits shy of 3,000 — is expected to resume baseball activities this week and is hopeful that he can return from the disabled as soon as he’s eligible on June 29.
Jeter’s strained right calf is the kind of thing that can be nagging, but it sounds like he’s rebounding nicely from his injury. Which, despite his year-long struggles, should be good news for Yankees fans who are likely having trouble getting their minds around an energy-filled yet error-prone Eduardo Nunez after so many years of steadiness from Jeter. A steadiness that masked poor range and stuff, but which didn’t allow for much in the way of mental errors on Jeter’s part and at least kept everyone’s blood pressure lower.
When we talk about underrated/overrated when it comes to Jeter, that quality is probably significantly underrated.