Derek Jeter’s equipment from Tampa has made it to The Bronx, likely meaning the Yankees captain won’t be far behind.

Jeter’s equipment coming to New York, as opposed to Scranton where the shortstop will continue his Triple-A rehab tonight, is a very strong indication he will be in pinstripes this weekend for the Yankees final games before the All-Star break against the Twins. The Yankees open the second half with a seven-game road trip through Boston and Texas.

Before the Yankees loss to the Royals – their third straight defeat – manager Joe Girardi would not rule out a weekend return for Jeter.

“He has to play in the field a little bit longer and back-to-back, possibly,’’ Girardi said of Jeter, who took a scheduled night off Tuesday evening. “I know he is ready to be here. He was ready last week, but that’s Derek. He is off [last night] and then I think he is scheduled to play back-to-back.’’

Jeter has played in three rehab games for SWB, going 1-for-6 with four walks. He has started twice at short and been the designated hitter once. Monday night he played five innings at short and went 0-for-2, scored a run and walked once.

He is coming back from two fractured bones in his left ankle.