Yankees' Derek Jeter Set For Monday Return To Lineup

On the 12th of June, Derek Jeter collected his 2,992nd and 2,993rd hits. On the 13th, Jeter collected No. 2,994 ... but he also suffered a strained calf, and has been on the DL ever since.

Until Monday night, that is. With the Yankees arriving in Cleveland for a three-game series against the Indians, Jeter -- the American League's starting shortstop in the All-Star Game, if he's healthy enough to play -- will come off the DL and take his accustomed position, just six hits away from 3,000.

You know Yankees fans will be rooting for Jeter in Cleveland ... but they might not be rooting too much, because after their three-game set in Cleveland the Yankees come home for four against the Rays, and you know everyone would like to see Jeter hit the milestone in the Bronx, before a sold-out house. Come to think of it, if Jeter happens to pick up a couple of hits Monday night and a couple more Tuesday night, Joe Girardi might well decide his shortstop could use a little rest on Wednesday...

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