New York Yankees fans fret over Jeter

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reaches for a ground ball during a workout before an exhibition game...

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reaches for a ground ball during a workout before an exhibition game last week at Tampa. Jeter is coming back from a broken ankle, says it is fine now and doesn't want to talk about it any further. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:28 AM ET

eal epicentre of baseball, there are almost as many questions as the World Series championships displayed everywhere.

 

The New York Yankees hoped to see one question answered as Derek Jeter played for their triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Indianapolis team on Saturday afternoon.

Jeter bounced to third three times and grounded to second in his fourth at-bat against right-hander Phil Irwin, who pitched at double-A Altoona and Indianapolis last season.

“I was striving for consistency, I’m working on hitting the ball on the ground,” said Jeter to reporters with a smile. “Results aren’t the most important thing. It’s something to build on.”

When the end came for the Yanks last fall, it wasn’t pretty.

-- The game’s highest-paid player, Alex Rodriguez, wasn’t in the starting lineup, watching from the Comerica Park dugout.

-- Centre-fielder Curtis Granderson was 0-for-the ALCS (11 at-bats).

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