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Yankees’ Derek Jeter Still Sore; June 29 Return From DL In Doubt

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Derek Jeter may have to wait even longer before resuming his march to 3,000 hits. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday that Jeter is still sore from the strained right calf that landed him on the disabled list.

“He’s still feeling the calf,” Cashman said. “He’s getting better but not in position to do anything yet.”

Jeter, on the 15-day DL since June 14, threw long-toss for the third straight day on Thursday.

“He can’t do anything with his legs,” Cashman added.

Jeter was scheduled to return on Wednesday against the Brewers. Cashman wouldn’t rule it out, but it doesn’t sound promising.

“I can’t say I’m pessimistic, but he’s not ready yet,” he said. “By this time frame, we clearly made the right decision putting him on the DL. Whether he’s ready on the 15th day, the 16th day or the 17th day, I can’t tell you exactly when he’ll be ready.”

Cashman told the New York Daily News that a minor league assignment is also a real option.

“I don’t remember too many times where we brought guys back without a few games’ rehab assignment,” Cashman told the paper. “He’ll be ready when he’ll be ready.”

When will Jeter return? Make your prediction in the comments below…

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