New York Yankees place Derek Jeter on disabled list for third time

Aug 2, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) leads off from third base during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes have been on Alex Rodriguez and how the New York Yankees will handle his return tonight against the Chicago White Sox, but the team had to make other moves with their other superstars.

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.

From Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York:

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.

Topics: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

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