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Derek Jeter plays five innings in latest rehab game

Yankees Jeter Rehab Baseball

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter runs to first base on a single against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs during his rehab baseball game with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Moosic, Pa. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES-BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT MANDATORY CREDIT


Derek Jeter is one day closer to making his return from ankle surgery.

According to Peter Botte of the New York Daily News, Jeter played in his third rehab game with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre tonight and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. He also had three defensive chances at shortstop in five innings.

Jeter is now 1-for-6 with four walks and one strikeout during his rehab stint. As for the next step, the 39-year-old shortstop told Botte that he will get the day off tomorrow and “unless something changes,” he’ll play another rehab game Wednesday night. The expectation is that he’ll return immediately following the All-Star break, though there’s always the chance that he could be activated this weekend.