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Jeter nearing return to test injured calf

Jeter nearing return to test injured calf

Jeter nearing return to test injured calf
CINCINNATI -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is a few days away from getting back on the fields at the team's training complex in Tampa, Fla.

Manager Joe Girardi said that the 36-year-old Jeter is moving closer to testing his recovery from a Grade 1 strain of his right calf.

"He's still doing treatment, he's doing some functional stuff," Girardi said. "He'll start doing baseball activities in the next couple of days."

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Girardi said that the team will soon discuss if Jeter, who is six hits shy of 3,000, would require a Minor League rehab game before returning.

Jeter is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 29, the middle game of a three-game Interleague series with the Brewers. From there, the Yankees visit the Mets (July 1-3) and the Indians (July 4-6).

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