June 12, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in the dugout prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter Defends Return, "Was Ready to Come Back"

This crazy season full of New York Yankees injuries continues after Derek Jeter heads back to the disabled list just days after making his debut this year.

Many have criticized the return of Jeter, some fans are even telling him to retire, but the Yankees’ shortstop isn’t having any of it. He tells Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that something like this could happen to anybody.

“You hear people say, ‘You came back too soon.’ I don’t think that was the case,” Jeter said. “I was ready to come back. I came back. I was running fine and this happened. This happens to guys that go through full spring trainings.”

Jeter had just four at-bats in his return against the Kansas City Royals on July 11th. He went back on the 15-day disabled list today before the Yankees took on the Boston Red Sox for their big rivalry weekend.

Eduardo Nunez will continue to play at shortstop. In his 37 games he’s played with the Yankees this season, Nunez has a .211 batting average with 23 hits, eight RBIs, zero home runs, and 25 strikeouts to nine walks.

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