Jeter to run bases, Yankees keeping plan quiet

Derek Jeter is scheduled to participate in another simulated game this afternoon in Tampa, Fla., and will run the bases in what manager Joe Girardi said “is a positive sign for me.”

After that? We’ll wait and see. Girardi said he was “not sure” if Jeter would be ready to play this weekend when the Yankees travel to play the Rays at Tropicana Field, though obviously the timing would be simple for Jeter to make the quick drive to St. Petersburg.

“There’s a plan in place. It’s not just that they wing it,” Girardi said. “I’m not going to reveal the plan until we get there.”

Jeter first noticed tightness in his right calf during a July 29 off-day between series against the Rays and Dodgers. He played in two games in Los Angeles before a Grade 1 strain was diagnosed. He’s had some experience with this before – a similar injury shelved him for three weeks in 2011, stalling his chase for 3,000 hits.

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