Derek Jeter will continue his pursuit of the 3,000th hit of his career Wednesday night, and he'll do it as part of the New York Yankees' starting lineup, ESPN New York reports. Jeter, who started at shortstop for the Yankees in the second game of their three-game series in Cleveland on Tuesday night, is recovering from an injury that sent him to the minor leagues for rehabilitation, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi was leaning toward sitting Jeter for Wednesday's game late Tuesday night.
That's apparently changed, and now Jeter will look to follow up his two-hit performance against the Indians on Tuesday with more climbing toward the 3,000 hit plateau. Jeter currently sits at 2,996 hits in his career.
Playing Jeter Wednesday night may give the Yankees and their fans a better chance of seeing their longtime shortstop and captain become the first player to reach 3,000 hits in a Yankees uniform at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees begin a four-game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, and anticipation of Jeter making history has already spiked ticket prices.