Scratched Saturday, Jeter is back in the lineup on Sunday

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Veteran shortstop Derek Jeter was scratched from the Yankees’ lineup Saturday due to a bruised right heel that he suffered while lunging for a base on Friday night.  The Yanks insisted that the injury was minor at the time, and now we have proof.

Jeter is back in the Bombers’ starting lineup on Sunday, according to The Journal News, batting leadoff and playing shortstop as the Yankees wrap up an interleague series with the Mets.

The 35-year-old is batting .280 this season with a .334 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 34 RBI in 289 at-bats.  Those are far from Jeter-like numbers, but he does have a 990 OPS with runners in scoring position.

Your latest National League All-Star voting update

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Not much has changed with the All-Star voting in the National League this week. All of the same leaders from last week are leading this week. Matt Kemp and Bryce Harper have flip-flopped at 2-3 in the outfield voting but it’s still all the same.

Buster Posey leads at catcher, first base is Freddie Freeman, second is his Braves teammate Ozzie Albies, third is Nolan Arenado, short is Brandon Crawford and Nick Markakis leads the outfield trio.

Your current leaders and their closest pursuers: