An AL talent evaluator who tracked Derek Jeter for three games in Toronto saw some positive signs from the shortstop swinging the bat.

“He looked a little rusty but in the few days during batting practice and the games it looked like the bat started to get more life in it’’ the scout said.

Jeter (strained right calf) returned from the disabled list Monday night and played in all three games on Toronto’s artificial turf. He went 3-for-12 (.250) and fanned four times.

Asked what he saw from Jeter in the field the scout said “He wasn’t moving real well but the actions are there.’’

As for Alex Rodriguez the scout said Rodriguez remains a factor at the plate even though he isn’t what he used to be following hip surgery.

“Right now he is an average ballplayer but he still has a presence about him’’ the scout said of Rodriguez who is nine homers shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time homer list at 660. “Whatever you want to say about him he is still a factor on that team. Pitchers try to pitch him so good they make mistakes.’’