The New York Yankees infielder that everyone wants to hear about has been cleared to begin his minor league rehab assignment. Derek Jeter, who is battling back from a broken foot, will play for the Yankees AAA team in Scranton, beginning Saturday night, per NYDN columnist Mark Feisand: Derek Jeter has been cleared by the Yankees to begin a rehab assignment. He is scheduled to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tomorrow. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 5, 2013 Jeter has been out all season after breaking his ankle in the opener of the ALCS last October. After surgery, he played just five spring training games because of soreness. A new break was discovered on April 18. The Yankees Captain said yesterday that he felt close to playing in minor league games, which didn’t receive a negative reaction from the team general manager Brian Cashman. The Yankees are currently third in the AL East, and 1.5 games out of the Wild Card spot.