Jeter returns to lineup

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, Last Updated: 4:13 PM ET

CLEVELAND -- Derek Jeter's chase for 3,000 hits is back on.

The Yankees shortstop returned to the lineup to bat leadoff Monday in the opener of a three-game series against the Indians.

He flew to Cleveland after playing six innings for Double-A Trenton on Sunday, his second rehab game with the club.

Jeter, who has 2,994 hits, landed on the 15-day disabled list June 14 with a strained right calf -- the first time since 2003 that he was placed on the DL.

He is batting .260 this season with two homers, 20 RBI and a .324 on-base percentage in 62 games.

No one has ever reached the 3,000-hit milestone in a Yankees uniform.


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