Derek Jeter Tweets at Red Sox Rookie Jeter Downs Before MLB Debut

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Sports Illustrated

By Nick Selbe The young Boston shortstop was named after the former Yankees captain. View the original article to see embedded media. Over the past three decades, Red Sox fans have grown to associate the name “Jeter” with the enemy. Now, they’ll welcome the former Yankees captain’s namesake into the fold. Rookie shortstop Jeter Downs made his big league debut with Boston on Wednesday. Ranked among the top 100 prospects in baseball by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline, the 23-year-old’s name was inspired by Derek Jeter, and he received some words of encouragement from the Hall of Fame shortstop…

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