He put on an impressive display with it Tuesday against the Pirates.
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The 21-year-old, getting his second start of the spring, threw out two baserunners, one on a strike-him-out, throw-him-out in the third inning and the other on a straight steal in the fourth.
"He has a lot of arm strength," Joe Girardi said.
"He's been able to shorten up his arm motion; he stays down," Girardi said. "I can't tell you how many strides he's made since last year."
Work on Jeter goes on
"I thought it went outstanding," Long said.
Long once again said eliminating Jeter's stride is "a work in progress" that is going to take some time. Long said the front foot coming up, similar to Albert Pujols', is fine; it's the stride forward that the pair is working to get rid of.