Not close to returning, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter should fully heal and then begin chasing Pete Rose

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Although “Captain Clutch” may only care about winning, Yankees fans would love to see Derek Jeter approach Pete Rose.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Monday that Derek Jeter isn’t near returning to the diamond.

By trying to hastily recover in the spring, the 39-year-old Jeter created a second fracture in his left ankle.

After finally healing from a growing list of injuries, the beloved male whore strained his right calf and was again sent to the 15-day disabled list on August 3.

“He’ll continue to increase his work here,” said Girardi, 48, the 2006 NL Manager of the Year. “I think at some point this week you’ll start seeing him do my favorite, tee and toss.”

Leading MLB with 216 hits last season, Jeter’s presence at the plate and in the clubhouse will greatly boost the Bombers.

Winners of two straight, the Yankees (60-57) currently sit only 6.5 games behind the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card standings.

Regardless, with “Bitch Tits” Alex Rodriguez in the mix, New York is finished in August.

Considering the Yankees have taken a premature dirt nap, there is no reason to rush Jeter back to the Bronx.

A 13-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner, Hannah Davis’ banging partner needs to maintain perspective and focus on simple drills like “tee and toss.”

Once truly healthy, trailing “Charlie Hustle” by 948 hits, Derek Jeter can reemerge and continue chasing Pete Rose’s record.

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