Listening to manager Joe Girardi talk about Derek Jeter’s program it doesn’t sound like the shortstop will bounce off the disabled list Sunday the first day he is eligible.

Jeter is shelved with a strained right calf.

“He will continue to increase his work here’’ Girardi said of Jeter who played catch during batting practice yesterday but wasn’t seen running or in the batting cage. “When we go on the road [Friday] I think he will go back to Tampa.’’

* Alfonso Soriano’s first big league hit was a homer as a Yankee. In yesterday’s 5-4 win over the Tigers his 2000th hit landed in the left-field seats.

“It’s nice to get it out of the way’’ said Soriano who was 0-for-10 when he connected off Tigers stud Justin Verlander. “I feel more comfortable. I don’t have to think about it. It’s more important we got the win.’’

Soriano’s third homer as a Yankee was his 20th of the season. He joined Boston designated hitter David Ortiz as the only players to hit at least 20 homers in each of the last 12 seasons.