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Derek Jeter plays DH again for Yankees

Derek Jeter waits in the on-deck circle during

Derek Jeter waits in the on-deck circle during a game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 18, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

For the third time this week, and second straight day, Derek Jeter was the designated hitter, a position the shortstop has long expressed not being a fan of. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it's because of the Yankees being in a stretch fo 20 straight games without a day off.

"It's really hard to give him a day off with the way he's swinging the bat," Girardi said. "Physically, he's fine."

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