When Derek Jeter was in the lineup at shortstop Saturday, Joe Girardi was asked if it was safe to assume Jeter wouldn’t be at short Sunday night.

“I wouldn’t assume anything, we will see,’’ Girardi said. “We are facing a lefty [Saturday]. The times I have given him the day game [off] after a night game it was against a right-hander. And our team is constructed a little bit different.’’

With Michael Pineda suspended the Yankees are playing with 24 players instead of 25 and reserve infielder Dean Anna was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in order to get to 24. That leaves Girardi with only Yangervis Solarte as Jeter’s back-up.

“I am sure at some point I will play him at short,’’ Girardi said of the switch-hitting Solarte, who wasn’t in the lineup Saturday against Angels lefty Hector Santiago partly because his right shoulder was sore after diving Friday night.

Jeter, who started all but five games in April, will be off with the rest of the team Monday when there is no game.

Jeter went 1-for-4 in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Angels and has hit safely in 16 of the 19 games he has played in this year.

Girardi promised at the start of spring training that he would look for signs the 39-year-old captain needed a day off.

“I know I have to watch, I understand that,’’ Girardi said. “Part of it is we are facing a lefty and that had something to do with it. I will pay attention and he does have Monday off.’’