TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Jeter was back at shortstop and Andy Pettitte returned to the mound, making the New York Yankees feel a little better with opening day less than three weeks away.
Jeter played the field for the first time since ankle surgery last fall and Pettitte made his 2013 spring training debut in the Yankees' 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Pettitte, who had been pitching in simulated games, allowed one run and four hits over three-plus innings. The left-hander had three strikeouts and three walks.
"It's just good to get back out there and see somebody in different uniforms," Pettitte said. "I felt good. As far as stuff-wise, I didn't feel great. Felt like my command was nowhere near what I wanted. It gives you something to work on next time."
Pettitte's next start is slated for a minor league exhibition Monday, when the Yankees are off.
Jeter had one chance during his four innings of play. He fielded Ben Revere's two-hopper in the fourth and flipped the ball to second for a fielder's choice.
"I think it's a big step towards him finishing his rehab, becoming a player for us," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "You can't really make that step until you go out there for the first time. I think it's a big step. I think it's big just because of what he means to our team."
The Yankees captain last played in the field during the opener of the AL championship series in
"The goal is April 1," Jeter said, referring to the opener against Boston. "Really, just felt like the first spring training game."
Ben Francisco, signed to a minor league contract Monday, hit a two-run double in the first off Cliff Lee, who gave up five runs -- two earned -- and six hits in 22 3 innings.
"I felt good, and that's the main thing," Lee said. "Continue to build up pitches. I had [two] walks, I'm not too happy about that. They got their fair share of hits. We kind of played a little sloppy, and I contributed to that."