Derek Jeter will travel with Yankees to Boston

Derek Jeter smiles while taking questions from reporters

Derek Jeter smiles while taking questions from reporters at a news conference after the Yankees' game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (July 11, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The plan is for Derek Jeter to be in Boston with the Yankees when they open the second half of their season with a three-game series against the Red Sox Friday night, general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday.

But whether he's in the lineup Friday night, or at any point of the series, Cashman couldn't yet say, instead saying the shortstop remains day-to-day.

Jeter left last Thursday's game with a Grade 1 strain in his right quad and received treatment all this week at the Stadium, Cashman said.

The intent to have the 39-year-old shortstop meet the team in Boston is a positive sign his quad has improved, though the Yankees still could decide to put him on the DL. Should they choose that route, they have the option of backdating his stint to July 12, making him eligible to return July 27, a Saturday home game against the Rays.

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