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?