Jeter expected back in the lineup on Friday

Jeter expected back in the lineup on Friday

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Jeter is expected to return to the Yankees' lineup on Friday after missing time with a sore left calf.

Jeter took part in a full workout on Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field that included running on the infield dirt. He had previously only run on the grass, and manager Joe Girardi said he expected Jeter to be prepared to play.

"That's our plan," Girardi said. "We'll see how he goes through [Thursday] and then make a decision. He's going to go through some increased intensity. If we have to wait, we have to wait."

Girardi said that if Jeter's injury had occurred during the season, he likely would have missed a few games, but probably not enough to require a trip to the disabled list.