Derek Jeter is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday but don’t look for him to be in the Yankees’ lineup against the Rays.
Though Jeter has been making progress with his right quadriceps injury by doing more running and regularly taking batting practice and ground balls manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday night’s 3-1 loss to the Rangers at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington that he isn’t optimistic about having Jeter play short or as the designated hitter.
“I am not so sure we will see him Saturday’’ Girardi said before Jeter took batting practice worked out at short and tested the leg with short bursts of running in the outfield grass Wednesday. “You have got to be able to run at 100 percent without soreness or pain and make sure everything works.’’
Jeter hasn’t run the bases but Girardi said he could do that today or tomorrow at Yankee Stadium.
“He is getting better and we will continue to evaluate every day’’ Girardi said.
Jeter returned from two fractured bo