MLB notebook: Jeter increases activity
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has slightly increased his baseball activities by fielding grounders hit directly at him.
Jeter took grounders on the outfield grass Monday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. Jeter also continued playing catch.
The 13-time All-Star hasn't played this season after breaking his left ankle in the playoffs last year and having surgery. Jeter sustained another fracture during his rehabilitation and isn't expected back until after the All-Star break.
• The Mets may bring up top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to start one of the games of a doubleheader at Atlanta on June 18. A 23-year-old right-hander, Wheeler was selected by San Francisco with the sixth overall pick of the 2009 draft and was obtained by the Mets two years ago in the trade that sent All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants.
• Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler has resumed baseball activities and wants to return during the team's longest homestand of the season, which started Monday. Kinsler has been out since May 18 with bruised ribs and had a setback the team called a stress reaction in the same area on his right side even before resuming workouts.
• Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz could have his next start pushed back. Buchholz, 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA this season, left his start Saturday in the seventh inning with what the team called “neck tightness.”
• Phillies catcher Erik Kratz will have surgery on his left knee to repair a torn medial meniscus. An MRI on Monday revealed the extent of the injury to Kratz, who was placed on the disabled list after getting injured in Saturday night's loss at Milwaukee.
• Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was reinstated from the disabled list after missing five weeks with a strained hamstring and was in the starting lineup against Milwaukee.
• Former Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace was released from a Phoenix jail after completing a four-month DUI sentence under a work-release program.
• Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez and his wife have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor possession after marijuana was mailed to their home in their dog's name.
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