Derek Jeter Begins Rehabilitation Assignment With RailRiders

Derek Jeter begins another rehabilitation assignment today at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

The New York Yankees shortstop returned to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf muscle Aug. 5 after playing his fifth game this season.

Jeter, 39, missed the first 91 games of the Major League Baseball season while recovering from a fractured left ankle. He strained a thigh muscle while running the bases in his season debut on July 11, forcing him to miss another 12 games.

“We’ll go day-by-day and see how he responds each day, but the plan I think is for him to play fiving innings in the field tomorrow and go from there,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said yesterday.

Jeter is hitting .211 with one home run and two runs batted in this season.

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