TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Derek Jeter is ready to return to the New York Yankees.
Jeter went 1 for 2 with a bunt single, a walk and a throwing error in six innings Sunday night in his second rehab start with Double-A Trenton as he looks to return from a right calf strain.
The Yankees captain, named to his 12th All-Star team earlier Sunday, needs six more hits to become the 28th major leaguer to reach 3,000. He is batting .260 in 62 games this season.
He likely will continue his quest for 3,000 on Monday in Cleveland. Asked after Sunday’s game if he’d be playing Monday, Jeter replied, “Yup.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who watched both games in Trenton, said Jeter would be in the Yankees’ lineup against the Indians.
“He’s good to go,” Cashman said.