NEW YORK - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, on the verge of 3,000 hits, announced Friday that he will not participate in next week's All-Star Game.
Jeter, who was voted the starter at his position by the fans, recently returned from a stint on the disabled list because of a calf injury.
The 37-year-old is currently two hits shy of becoming the 28th player to reach the milestone.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, also a fan-elected starter, withdrew from the Midsummer Classic. Rodriguez was slated to have an MRI on his right knee Friday.