After snapping an 0-for-28 hitless streak last night, Derek Jeter homered at Yankee Stadium tonight for the first time all season. Check out the video below:
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Well, that’s one way to begin the final homestand of your career. It was Jeter’s fourth home run of the season and his first since August 1, snapping a 149 at-bat streak. His last home run at Yankee Stadium came last July 28. That’s a span of 75 games.
Jeter now has 260 home runs for his career. With just 10 games to go after tonight, there’s a decent chance that what we just saw could be his final one.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.
Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.
The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.
Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.