Jeter. A-Rod elect not participate in All-Star Game

New York Yankees Derek Jeter walks back to the dugout after grounding out against the Tampa Bay...

New York Yankees Derek Jeter walks back to the dugout after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York July 7, 2011. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

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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.


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