By TOM WITHERS,  AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) _ New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is back
from a calf injury that interrupted his quest for 3,000 career
Jeter was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday. He is
batting first and playing shortstop in manager Joe Girardi’s
starting lineup as the Yankees open a three-game series with the
Cleveland Indians.
Jeter has 2,994 career hits and is just a few swings from
becoming the first player in New York’s storied history to eclipse
3,000 _ a distinction that would separate the 37-year-old from all
the pinstriped greats. Jeter had been on the DL since June 13 and
missed 19 games.
He was eligible to come off the DL last week, but needed more
time to strengthen his calf. The AL East-leading Yankees went 14-4
without him.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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