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Running next up for Jeter on road to recovery

NEW YORK -- Yankees captain Derek Jeter expects to resume running next week as he works to return from his third stint on the disabled list this season.

Jeter played catch on the field at Yankee Stadium on Saturday and said that his strained right calf "feels great." He said that he would ride the stationary bicycle in the Yankees' clubhouse during the team's game against the Tigers, and expects to stay with the Bombers through the homestand.

"I would assume I'm going to run soon, but I don't know," Jeter said. "All I know is what I'm doing today. I've got to go ride the bike. But I would assume [I will run] in the next couple of days."

Jeter was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Aug. 3 and said he expects to be activated when eligible. He has played in just five games this year.

"I'm confident I'll be ready," Jeter said.

Yet another stint on the disabled list has given Jeter the unwanted problem of too much time to kill. He was a guest this week on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," where house band The Roots came up with three light-hearted suggestions for Jeter's walk-up music upon his return.

"It was funny, right?" Jeter said "I hadn't heard it before I went out there. The last one was good, the second one was funny."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for
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