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Jeter on track to return to Yanks, again, on Monday

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

ST. PETERSBURG — Yankees SS Derek Jeter is about ready to rejoin the team after being sidelined earlier this month by a strained right calf.

Jeter played shortstop for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre on Saturday night. Manager Joe Girardi said that barring a setback, Jeter will be back with the team Monday in Toronto.

"That's the plan," Girardi said. "As long as everything goes okay (Saturday), we'll see him in Toronto."

Jeter broke his left ankle in the AL Championship Series in October and missed the first 91 games this season. Since then the 13-time All-Star, who is hitting .211 (4-for-19) with one home run and two RBIs, has spent time on the DL with a strained right quadriceps and the calf injury.

Jeter, 39, went 1-for-3 Saturday night and is 3-for-9 during his rehab.

PIONEERS HONORED: Commissioner Bud Selig, Hall of Famers and current players honored Jackie Robinson and other civil rights heroes at an awards luncheon in downtown Chicago before MLB's Civil Rights Game between the White Sox and the Rangers. Weekend events, sponsored by the White Sox, coincided with commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

RIFT DENIED: Angels manager Mike Scioscia refuted a foxsports.com report of a rift with GM Jerry Dipoto over moves made by the organization. "There's no philosophical differences," Scioscia said. "Jerry and I are certainly, as far as our baseball philosophies, in line." In other Angels news, RH reliever Kevin Jepsen went on the 15-day disabled list after he had surgery to remove his appendix.

BRAVES: 2B Dan Uggla, who had corrective eye surgery Aug. 16, is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Gwinnett and should be activated when eligible Wednesday.

D'BACKS: RH reliever J.J. Putz went on the 15-day DL with a dislocated right pinky finger.

METS: 3B David Wright, out for three weeks with a right hamstring strain, ran in the outfield and is expected to head to the team's spring complex in Port St. Lucie this week.

PADRES: RHP Edinson Volquez was designated for assignment after going 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA in 27 start.

PIRATES: LF and leadoff hitter Starling Marte went on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a bruised right hand. OF Andrew Lambo was called back up from Triple-A Indianapolis.

TIGERS: Rookie SS Jose Iglesias was out of the lineup because of a sore left elbow.

TWINS: All-Star C Joe Mauer will not be activated from the seven-day concussion list when the team begins a homestand this week.

Jeter on track to return to Yanks, again, on Monday 08/24/13 [Last modified: Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:07pm]
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