UPDATES & NEWS
Derek Jeter hit his first home run of the season as he went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 9-2 road win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Despite a rather disappointing start to the season, Jeter is now 5-for-11 over his last three games, with two extra-base hits (1 HR), one RBI and three runs scored. His best days are clearly behind him at this point in his career, but on the days in which he is in the Yankees lineup he is worth starting considering the power bats slotted behind him and his respectable .336 OBP which should lead to plenty of runs scored down the line. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond