Yankees looking for Derek Jeter to return Monday

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is unlikely to join the team in Tampa for the weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays, but he could be in the lineup on Monday.

According to MLB.com, Jeter is scheduled to play in Triple-A Scranton on Saturday, which would be his third straight game, and if all goes well for the Yankee captain, he will be in the lineup for the Yankees on Monday in Toronto.

“The fact is we need him to play Friday, feel good and be able to bounce back the next day,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “If that all goes well, maybe we see him really shortly after that.”

According to the Star-Ledger, Jeter played five innings at shortstop for Triple-A Scranton on Thursday and went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI and run scored.

The Yankees appear to be cautious with Jeter as he has tried to comeback twice from an injury and got hurt in his first game back twice.  Jeter has played in just five games this season for the Yankees after dealing with a fractured ankle, strained calf and strained quadricep.

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