Derek Jeter returned from a calf injury to play his first game since mid-June, but he didn’t move any closer to achieving 3,000 career hits. Jeter remains stuck on 2,994 after going 0-for-4 in the New York Yankees’ 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians Sunday.
In the first, Jeter reached on an error by the Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall. He flied out to center field in the third and grounded out to third in the sixth. He lined out in the eighth inning.
Jeter’s production has slowed in the past couple of years, and he’s currently mired in perhaps the worst season of his career, with a .256 batting average, a .320 on-base percentage and a .320 slugging percentage. Still, assuming he stays healthy, fans won’t have to wait much longer for his 3,000th career hit.
The Yankees play two more games on the road against the Indians followed by four home games against the Rays before they head back on the road to play the Blue Jays. Yankees fans will hope that Jeter’s 3,000th hit comes during that Rays series.