CHICAGO -- Yankees captain Derek Jeter returned to the starting lineup, as expected, on Tuesday against the White Sox and added a milestone hit to his collection with a first-inning single off John Danks that moved the shortstop past Rafael Palmeiro for sole possession of 24th place on the all-time list with No. 3,021.
Jeter had missed Monday's 3-2 win after sustaining a bruised right middle finger upon being hit by a pitch on Sunday. Jeter, who exited Sunday's game in the fourth inning, felt good enough to play on Monday, but manager Joe Girardi opted to give his veteran shortstop a day to heal.
Jeter finished Tuesday's 6-0 rain-shortened win 2-for-4, putting his batting average at .270.