After suffering a quad injury in his first major league game back from a broken foot on July 11, Derek Jeter finds himself back here he’s been all season – the DL. The Captain of the New York Yankees has officially been placed on the 15-day DL today. There is good news out of this though, as this 15-day DL stint is retroactive to July 12. Basically that means that instead of the 15 days starting today, the 19th, it starts as if it was the 12th. Which means that Jeter can come back on July 27th the earliest. Eduardo Nunez will be seeing more starts at short stop, as he will continue to be Jeter’s replacement.
The Yankees could obviously use his help, seeing as he’s already missed the first 91 games of the season, and the Yankees are finding themselves at the bottom of the race for the AL East.
The Bronx Bombers are 6 games out of the top of the division, and stand in fourth place, 6 games behind the Boston Red Sox. However, they are just three games back from a potential wild card spot. They will begin a 3 game series against Boston this weekend, but will have to play without their captain.