Granderson has resumed taking on-field batting practice at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Fla., and says he is “working on repetition” with his swing. Team officials have said Granderson could be back early next month.
Infielder Jayson Nix, sidelined by a strained right hamstring, got six at-bats during a simulated game in Tampa. He’s started 40 games at shortstop and 24 games at third base this season for the Yankees.
Alex Rodriguez is playing with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, likely the final stop in his rehabilitation from left hip surgery before he returns to the Yankees as early as Monday.
“From everything I understand, he feels good,” Jeter said. “I think he’s going to help us.”