Derek Jeter focused on rebounding this season

Derek Jeter has come into camp on a mission to prove that last year was nothing more than just an off-year in what has been a hall of fame career.
This past off-season whispers were circulating that perhaps Jeter, who posted a career low in batting average at .270 with only 10 homeruns and 67 RBI’s, was on the decline of his career. In preparation for spring training and the upcoming season this soon to be 37 year-old has spent the past month working with hitting coach Kevin Long over at the team’s minor league complex.
“I’m coming off a season I wasn’t too happy with but I have to forget about it,” Jeter, who recently signed a three year extension said. “You have to come back and make some adjustments and prepare for this season here.”

Jeter, who reported to George M. Steinbrenner Field for the first day of workouts on Sunday was all smiles as he insisted that there were no hard feelings with the Yankees after what was an ugly contract dispute during this past off-season.
Besides for focusing on a World Series title, Jeter also has his mind focused on getting 3,000 hits. An achievement that will be reached sometime in the first two and half months of the season.
“I think it’s something that should be appreciated,” Jeter who is 74 hits shy of the milestone said. “I’m talking about myself appreciating the journey and to have fun with it. That’s what I’m going to try to focus on.”


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