Derek Jeter Hopes to Return to Yankees Monday


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Elsa/Getty Images (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) —  For the third time this season, Derek Jeter looks to be close to returning to the field.

The New York Yankees shortstop has been rehabbing with the Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders this week, and if all goes well he could be in the lineup Monday night in Toronto.

“That’s the plan,” manager Joe Girardi said Saturday night.  “As long as everything goes OK today, we’ll see him in Toronto.”

Jeter has been limited to just five games this season after suffering two ankle fractures, a quad strain and a calf strain.  He has been on the disabled list three times.

The 39-year-old Jeter is hitting .211 with a home run and two RBIs this season.

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