After missing 18 games — and playing two rehab games with Double-A Trenton — Derek Jeter will return to the lineup for the Yankees on Monday night in Cleveland, according to ESPN.com.
The shortstop, whose stint on the 15-day disabled list for a strained calf ended last Wednesday, is just six hits away from amassing 3,000 for his career. The Yankees will play three games at Progressive Field in Cleveland before returning home for a four-game set against Tampa Bay before heading into the All-Star break.
Jeter was chosen as a starter for the American League All-Star team despite having a down season by his standards. He is unsure if he will suit up for the game in Arizona, but New York GM Brian Cashman believes that he should be ready.
"He's healthy, so he should play," Cashman told ESPN.com. "If we can send him to Cleveland, he can play three innings in an All-Star Game."