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Yankees place Derek Jeter on disabled list with quad injury

Jul 19, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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After missing the first 90 games of the season Derek Jeter returned from a broken ankle last Thursday, only to injure his quadriceps midway through his first game back. Jeter used the All-Star break to rest up, hoping to avoid a return to the disabled list, but the Yankees have placed the shortstop back on the shelf.

Because the move is retroactive Jeter is eligible to return on July 27, but obviously that’s far from guaranteed. He’s been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain, which is the lowest possible grade, but at age 39 and given how much time he missed with the broken ankle who knows how quickly Jeter will heal this time around.

To replace Jeter on the roster the Yankees called up journeyman utility infielder Brent Lillibridge from Triple-A and they’ll turn to Eduardo Nunez and Luis Cruz at shortstop.

  1. number42is1 - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM


    • fanofevilempire - Jul 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      attention, Jeter is a HOF”er with a lot of hardware and many accomplishments in his career, like the flip and charging into the crowd for a foul ball and emerging bloody, so suck it!

      • drelms - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        And, who can forget your HOF’er when he admitted after a game that he had not been hit by a pitch but did not say anything because, in his words, “it’s my job to get on base.” It’s so fitting that a guy who has no problem lieing to get on base is the Yankee’s captain. Who could better lead a team of cheats, because he rules by example. A-fraud, another one of your teams hall of fame players, also knows how to play baseball with a little class like when he hit the ball out of a first baseman’s hand when he ran by or the time he screamed at the shortstop trying to make a catch when he ran by. Now that’s some classy guys, and you wonder why every other fan hates you and why you never could and never will fill all of the seats behind home plate. LOSERS LOSERS

    • davidswiggs - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do… D­a­y3­7.ℂ­ℴ­M

    • drelms - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      I said at the beginning of the season that Jeter was done this year and would show up next year in name only. An old guy with a broken ankle can’t ever play shortstop, the most demanding position for athleticism.

  2. yahmule - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    I hope this thread doesn’t get all solemn.

  3. dowhatifeellike - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Get well soon, Derek… the rest of the AL East needs you back out at SS.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Speak for yourself, Jeter has been killing the Sox with timely hitting for years…glad to see him back on the shelf.

      And with ‘stonehands’ Nuenez playing SS, he’s just as bad in the field as Jeter.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Jeter’s OPS for the last three years (which includes this one) versus Boston is .683, including a slugging percentage of .336. Twice as many strikeouts as walks.

        Those are some pretty damn timely hits if they’ve been killing the Red Sox.

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jul 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        How could you include this year if he hasn’t played against Boston??? Get real.

        He’s been a thorn in the Sox side for years…glad he won’t be playing in Boston this weekend

  4. aceshigh11 - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Poor bastard…he loves playing the game so much too. It’s gotta be tearing him up.

  5. bronxsanman - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Get well soon D.J. You are sorely missed by the Yankee faithful.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM


  6. El Bravo - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    But AROD is comin’! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • dluxxx - Jul 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      They’ll finally be able to play their best shortstop!

    • drelms - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      Yeah, in his hand

  7. sdelmonte - Jul 19, 2013 at 11:20 AM


    I feel bad for Derek. And it’s really not as much fun rooting against the Yankees without players of his skill around.

    Still wondering…is the end really near? Is there a chance he and Mo and Pettitte will all retire this fall?

  8. ditto65 - Jul 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM


  9. bigharold - Jul 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    And the hits just keep on coming….

  10. 65panhed - Jul 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Letting Raul Ibanez and Nick Swisher get away seems to be looming larger as the season goes into the second half.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 19, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Blame the genius fans who looked at a 36 game sample size over 4 years (playoffs) rather than the 600 game sample of the regular season.

  11. topwonk - Jul 19, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Can you say “retire”?

  12. stoutfiles - Jul 19, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Update: I predicted that Jeter would hit below .270 this season. As of now he is hitting…


  13. bchapman2011 - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    And this is why the Yankees did not want to give Jeter so much money and the extra year in his new contract. Just goes to show you that they should not have caved in.

  14. diditforthelulz1 - Jul 19, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Best news I’ve heard today.

  15. dirtydrew - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Your almost 40 dude. There is no shame in playing 2nd base. Just saying.

  16. jteekalall - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Eduardo Nunez should be the next SS for the NYY. Jeters playing days is coming to an end.

  17. mungman69 - Jul 20, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    Jeter has nothing left. He may play a few game at DH but his bat speed is gone. And he has no range in the field.

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