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Derek Jeter stays in leadoff spot

Updated: February 15, 2011, 9:41 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Jeter, No. 2 in your program, is still No. 1 in the New York Yankees' batting order.

So said manager Joe Girardi in a news conference on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the Yankees' spring training complex.

"We signed him to be our shortstop and we signed him to be our leadoff hitter,'' Girardi said. "He had a couple of rough months last year [but by] September he was back to being Derek, I thought. So I'm not really too concerned about him as our ...

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