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What We Learned About Derek Jeter’s Comeback in Spring Training Debut

class="ui-droppable">In a normal year, the first game of Derek Jeter's spring training slate wouldn't be particularly newsworthy for baseball fans. This isn't a normal year.

Jeter's 2014 debut—despite the innocuous nature of Grapefruit League games—was important for two distinct reasons: His impending retirement after the season and an injury-plagued 2013 that resulted in just 17 games played for the durable star.

From 1996-2012, Jeter averaged 151 games played per season. In reality—outside of long-term injury issues in 2003 and 2011—the Yankees shortstop was a lock for 155-plus games per season for nearly 20 straight years.

Outside of the pageantry of his farewell tour, the Yankees need ...

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