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Derek Jeter diagnosed with Grade 1 quadriceps strain, won’t play before All-Star break

Jul 12, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

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Derek Jeter injured his quadriceps yesterday in his first game back from a broken ankle and general manager Brian Cashman just provided an update on his status. Jeter has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 (which is the lowest level) quadriceps strain and will not play this weekend.

According to Cashman he’ll be evaluated further after the All-Star break, but for now at least Jeter is avoiding the disabled list. Cashman also addressed the question of whether the Yankees activated Jeter too soon considering some reports that he struggled while rehabbing in the minors, admitting that “it’s possible” the move was made too quickly but “it was my call to move him up … he was ready.”

  1. 161andriver - Jul 12, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    I officially curse ye baseball gods… you and your unwritten rules can eat my ass!

    • yahmule - Jul 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      I’m sure that attitude will bring you a boon from the ancient ones.

      • dcarroll73 - Jul 13, 2013 at 1:02 AM

        I’m sure that attitude WILL bring a boon since it shows a lot of grit and the ancient ones are almost as old as Kirk Gibson. Really old guys like us REALLY value GRIT.

  2. sdelmonte - Jul 12, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Prediction: Jeter will struggle with dings and dents the rest of the way, limiting his time on the field.

    And now the Yanks will be one player short this weekend. The decision to bring him back yesterday seems just a bit silly.

  3. dondada10 - Jul 12, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    He was definitely rushed back far too soon. The original plan was for him to play two game in the field consecutively. Hafner and Gardner get dinged up on the same day and Cashman panicked.

  4. pisano - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    This is why you don’t extend contracts for players 35+. They are human, and players in their late thirties will tend to break down. Nobody plays, or wants to play more than Jeter, but he’s 39, and he’s human.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      He is human? I thought he was a saint. My bad!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM

        Well we know without a doubt that Mark Buehrle is human now don’t we? Check out this line from tonight against the O’s, god this is good stuff!!

        6 painful innings, 9 hits, only 8 runs, 8 earned, and his 3rd “3” HR game on the season!!

  5. uptjeff - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Quads are frustrating injuries that take forever to heal. Glad to hear he has the mildest possible strain. Get well Jeter

  6. theskinsman - Jul 13, 2013 at 4:06 AM

    I’m sure Jeter will be fine. The underlying panic by Cashman is that in mid July, the Yankees have a solid lock on 4th place. Jeter is old, especially for a shortstop. Better to let him heal up before the Yanks have to cue up the sound effects of “the 6 million dollar man” every time Jeter moves.

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