The Captain is another step closer to returning to the Yankees.

Derek Jeter is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders tonight, hosting Lehigh Valley at 7:05.

Jeter has been sidelined since last October after breaking his ankle twice. He twisted and broke it the first time in the ALCS against Detroit, then was diagnosed with a fracture near the initial break this past April.