Derek Jeter, who’s having a hard time playing with the Yankees, makes his third trip to the disabled list this season with a strained right calf. It’s another injury to add to a growing list, which is worrysome for a guy that’s about to start his fifth decade.
The 39-year-old Jeter was put back on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf Monday. Jeter has played in only five games this season because of a twice-fractured right ankle, a quad strain and a calf injury. On Sunday, Jeter described his season as a “nightmare.”
The move is retroactive to August 3rd, one day after a 1-4 performance from Jeter on Saturday in the 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. Jeter made his way back to the lineup on July 28th. He had three hits in 19 at-bats, one of them was the infamous home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in his return at-bat on the very first pitch.