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Girardi already has seen star shortstop Derek Jeter return to the disabled list twice since coming back in July from offseason ankle surgery.

Out with a right calf strain, Jeter played catch on the field and said he might ride a stationary bike. He thinks he could starting running in the next couple of days.

A 14-time All-Star with 647 career homers, Rodriguez is 3 for 15 with two walks and a hit by pitch in his first four games. He thinks he’ll need about a dozen games to know where he is in his recovery.