Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jeter Okay With Recent DH-ing

During the entirety of his two-decade MLB career, it's been clear to us all that Yankees SS Derek Jeter's main priority is always to contribute.

The 40-year-old veteran, whose legendary career will end in the next two months, has often attempted to make pregame ceremonies this season as short as possible, an act that seems to show what he really cares about at the end of the day.

So, as is expected of him, it's not strange that the face of the team's fine with his recent increase in DH-ing, telling The Journal News' Chad Jennings earlier today that his job is simply to play whenever he's in the lineup.

"My job is to come here, and when I’m in the lineup, play," Jeter said. "I like to play every day. I like to play shortstop every day. Everyone is aware of that. But I get it. I understand it. We’ve had a long stretch here. I think we only have a couple of more days off, and then we have another long stretch at the end of the year. So I don’t know what (Girardi's) plans are. My job is to play.’

Over the week and a half, as you probably already know, recently-acquired utility man Martin Prado has caught fire on both sides of the ball, a turn of events that obviously can't be ignored.

Nonetheless, since Jeter's The Captain and Stephen Drew's strong defensively it appears the Yanks have a tough decision on their hands here, as Prado is clearly too good for the outfield now that Carlos Beltran's healthy.

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