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Baseball notebook: Yankees' Jeter resumes hitting

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:51 p.m.

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter resumed on-field hitting after being shut down last month by left ankle soreness.

Jeter took 32 swings in batting practice Wednesday at the Yankees' minor league complex. The 38-year-old shortstop also ran for the second consecutive day.

The Yankees' captain hasn't played since appearing in a minor league spring training game as a designated hitter March 23, when the ankle he broke in Game 1 of the ALCS last October bothered him while running.

Francona fears another Carrasco ban

Indians manager Terry Francona hopes Carlos Carrasco can duck another suspension. Carrasco, who just finished serving a five-game suspension for throwing at a player in 2011, is facing further discipline after he was ejected in the fourth inning Tuesday for hitting New York's Kevin Youkilis in the left shoulder — one pitch after giving up a two-run homer to Robinson Cano.

Ryan will remain Rangers' CEO

Nolan Ryan is staying in his role as chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. After weeks of speculation about his future with the team, Ryan and the Rangers issued statements that the Hall of Fame pitcher would remain. That came after the end of the first homestand of the season. Ryan said he is focused on working closely with ownership and with general manager Joe Daniels and chief operating officer Rick George to build on the success of the past five years with the Rangers.

Rangers' pitcher Harrison on DL

Rangers' Opening Day starter Matt Harrison went on the disabled list after trying to pitch with soreness in his lower back. Texas said that Harrison (0-2, 8.44 ERA) will be put on the 15-day DL after an MRI revealed an inflamed nerve in his back.

Braves acquire reliever Ayala from O's

The Braves bolstered their bullpen depth by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Orioles for minor league pitcher Chris Jones. Ayala, 35, was 5-5 with one save and a 2.64 ERA in 66 games with the Orioles in 2012.

Blue Jays pick up recently released Wells

The Blue Jays claimed outfielder Casper Wells on waivers from the Mariners, who designated Wells for assignment March 31. Wells batted .228 for the Mariners in 2012 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI.

Extra bases

White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham was out of the starting lineup against the Nationals a day after injuring his left wrist. ... The Red Sox placed right-hander John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list and activated shortstop Stephen Drew. In another move, they called up right-hander Alex Wilson from Pawtucket. ... Reds left-hander Sean Marshall, who's been bothered for several weeks by left shoulder tendinitis, was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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