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• Derek Jeter played catch on the field at Yankee Stadium again on Saturday, the fourth straight day he has done so. Jeter said that he has a CT scan on his left ankle scheduled after this homestand and that he could increase his activity if the exam shows his ankle is healing as expected.

"He's upbeat all the time," Girardi said. "For a guy that's used to playing every day, his attitude has been pretty uplifting considering what he's going through. You don't see him pouting. You see him working and trying to get better -- and that's good to see."

• Alex Rodriguez (left hip) is continuing to take ground balls and batting practice in Tampa, Fla., according to Girardi, but he has not progressed to batting practice yet. Girardi said that Rodriguez has also not run the bases or had to move much for the ground balls.

• Entering play on Saturday, right-hander Shawn Kelley's 15.43 strikeouts per nine innings were the highest average of strikeouts per nine innings in the Majors this season (minimum 20 innings). Kelley has 36 strikeouts in 21 innings and has fanned 18 of his last 33 batters faced.

• On this date in 1925, Lou Gehrig began his record streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, pinch-hitting for Paul "Pee Wee" Wanninger in a 5-3 loss to Washington at Yankee Stadium.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale and David Wilson are associate reporters for
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