• Jeter Out, Lillibridge In

    Posted by on July 19th, 2013 · Comments (8)

    Via CBS

    Derek Jeter has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps injury, the Yankees announced on Friday.

    The move was retroactive to July 12.

    Jeter made his 2013 debut last Thursday but was pulled early after straining the quad. He missed the first 91 games of the season with a fractured ankle.

    The Yankees were hoping Jeter would be able to play in this weekend’s pivotal series against the rival Red Sox. New York is in fourth place, six games behind AL East-leading Boston.

    “It’s frustrating,” Jeter said in a statement last week. “I don’t know what else you want me to say. I worked hard to get to the point of rejoining the team yesterday. It’s not how you draw it up, but hopefully I’ll be back out there soon and help this team win some games.”

    He’ll be eligible to return July 27 for a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    The team has called up infielder Brent Lillibridge from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    So, there’s a chance, at some time next week, that we can say Alex Rodriguez has played in twice as many games as Derek Jeter for the Yankees this season?

    Comments on Jeter Out, Lillibridge In

    1. MJ Recanati
      July 19th, 2013 | 10:54 am

      Jeez…I mean I’m not surprised he’s back on the DL but I’m definitely disappointed.

    2. Evan3457
      July 19th, 2013 | 10:58 am

      Kinda suspected it when they said they’d make their decision today.

    3. Garcia
      July 19th, 2013 | 12:09 pm

      It’s just one of those years.

    4. July 19th, 2013 | 1:08 pm

      This season is really going to leave an ugly line on the back of Jeter’s bubblegum card.

    5. MJ Recanati
      July 19th, 2013 | 1:59 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      This season is really going to leave an ugly line on the back of Jeter’s bubblegum card.

      At least it’s because he didn’t play and not because he hit .190 or something over a full year…

    6. July 19th, 2013 | 2:25 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Yeah, but, what if it’s something like batting .190 while only playing in 50 games?

    7. MJ Recanati
      July 19th, 2013 | 2:48 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Yeah, but, what if it’s something like batting .190 while only playing in 50 games?

      I doubt he’s playing 50 games this year…

    8. Raf
      July 19th, 2013 | 9:11 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      This season is really going to leave an ugly line on the back of Jeter’s bubblegum card.

      More jarring than Mattingly’s 1990 season, I bet.

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