Those who bought tickets for one of the four remaining Yankees home games in hopes of seeing Derek Jeter one last time won't be disappointed.
Asked if he expects that Jeter will play in the Yankees' final seven games, Joe Girardi said: "I do. Obviously, some of those days are going to be DH days to keep him going. He had Monday off. But now he's swinging the bat and I'm going to keep him in there."
Jeter has been hot, going 9-for-19 since snapping an 0-for-28 skid Wednesday night. He was 2-for-4 Sunday as the DH to improve to 8-for-17 on this homestand. He became the first Yankee to get four straight multihit games at age 40 or older.
After the four home games against the Orioles, the Yankees close out the regular season with three games in Boston.
Ellsbury still out
Jacoby Ellsbury missed a second straight game with a low-grade strain in his right hamstring, an injury he wasn't able to test by running before the game. "He's got some blood in there, on the top of his hamstring," Girardi said. "So I'm not sure when we'll actually start some activities."
Beltran: Surgery on hold
One day after being all but certain he would have surgery on the bone spur in his right elbow before the end of the season, Carlos Beltran said the Yankees have told him to wait until season's end. "They recommended the surgery, but at the same time, right now, one week less or one week more, it doesn't really make any big-time difference," said Beltran, who said the elbow isn't allowing him to do "anything."
Yanks watch outfielder
The Yankees were among the teams in the Dominican Republic Sunday for the workout of Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas, recently declared a free agent.
One opposing team talent evaluator described Tomas' workout as "OK" and said the 6-4, 240-pounder displayed some power. With some speculating that Tomas' price tag could reach the range of $90 million to $100 million, the Yankees might not be inclined to be major players for him.