MLB notebook: Jeter moves up to No. 2 on career games list

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) makes a throw to first base against the Chicago White...

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) makes a throw to first base against the Chicago White Sox at U.S Cellular Field. (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

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New York Yankees star Derek Jeter is now No. 2 on the list of most MLB games played at shortstop.

Jeter played his 2,584th game at shortstop Saturday against the Chicago White Sox and now trails only Omar Vizquel.

Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season, passed Luis Aparicio on the list. If he follows through on his retirement plans, he will not catch up to Vizquel’s 2,709 games played at the position.

“I look at it as being my job to come here and play every day,” Jeter said before Saturday’s game. “With the exception of last season (when I played 17 games), that’s what I’ve done. I dislocated my shoulder, I missed like six weeks in (2003). Other than that, I have been pretty fortunate when it comes to injuries.

“I always consider being available to play every day very fortunate. I’ve always worked hard to make sure I was ready to do that.”


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