Derek Jeter returns to Yankees lineup Sunday

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The Yankees have struggled to find stability on the left side of the infield and will be glad to see their captain return.

Derek Jeter has been activated from the disabled list and is in the New York Yankees' lineup for Sunday afternoon's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the team's official Twitter page.

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Jeter has played in just one game since undergoing offseason surgery on a broken ankle. He rejoined the team for the first time in 2013 on July 11 and went 1-4 with a run scored and an RBI. He also suffered a strained quadriceps during the game that necessitated another DL stint.

The Yankees will be glad to see some stability return to their lineup. The left side of their infield has been in flux all season as both Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez have been out. Their replacements have either been injured or greatly ineffective.

Shortstop has been a particular issue for the Yankees. The team has the worst wOBA in the MLB at the position and overall has a .213/.268/.271 line totaled between their shortstops in 2013.

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