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Derek Jeter return expected on Thursday

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Derek Jeter is expected to return to the Yankees on Thursday, however it’s still up in the air whether he’ll be used at shortstop or designated hitter.

Jeter is expected to be in the lineup when the Yankees take the field at 1 p.m.

“After the game last night, after (Travis) Hafner got hurt, we looked at the weather patterns and I just decided to make the move for today,” General Manager Brian Cashman told ESPN New York’s Ian O’Connor. “Derek was scheduled to DH in Scranton, so I figured, he could DH and sit around in the rain in Scranton, or he can DH and sit around in the rain in the Bronx. We chose the Bronx.”

Jeter broke his ankle in the ALCS last fall and has not played since except for a brief stint in spring training.