Derek Jeter Goes Back On Disabled List
During his 2013 season debut last Thursday, Yankees captain Derek Jeter seemed to be playing well as the designated hitter, until he was suddenly pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning. After the game, we learned that Jeter felt something during his final at-bat and took a precautionary MRI, which he acted very nonchalant about during his post-game press conference.
Well today, the Yankees announced that “The Captain” has been put back on the Disabled List with a strained right quadriceps. The move is retroactive to July 12th, which was the first day after Jeter’s MRI, and he will be eligible to come back off the DL as soon as July 27th. It has been labeled as a Grade 1 strain, which is the lowest kind of diagnosis one can receive.
According to initial reports on the news, Eduardo Nunez will remain as the main player at shortstop during this extra time on the DL for Jeter.