Report: Jeter to return on Monday

The New York Yankees are expected to activate shortstop Derek Jeter on Monday, reports.

Jeter currently is on a minor-league rehab assignment as he recovers from a calf strain, which led to his third stint on the disabled list this season.

Jeter began the season on the DL after offseason ankle surgery, and he landed back on the DL after injuring his quad in his debut July 11. Four games after returning from that injury, he was sidelined by the calf ailment.

Manager Joe Girardi admits he doesn't want to rush Jeter back but also must consider that there isn't much time left in the regular season for the Yankees to make a playoff push.

"It's really hard, but you've also got to make sure he's able to do what we need," Girardi told "You have to make sure he can play."

In five games this season, the 39-year-old Jeter is hitting .211/.286/.368 with a home run and two RBI.