According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the New York Yankees have placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the disabled list, effectively ending his season.
“This is what’s best for Derek,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told Hoch. “Something’s going to give at some point the more we run him out there.”
After injuring his ankle in the 2012 postseason, Jeter appeared in just 17 games this season. He made his season debut in July, but injured his quadriceps and found himself right back on the disabled list. He again returned, but his leg has been bothering him through the season and he hasn’t played since Sunday.
“This was a much more difficult rehabilitation situation than we ever expected,” Cashman added.
What Cashman had to say was a bit of an understatement. Last month, Jeter even said this season was “like a nightmare.”
Jeter finishes the 2013 season with a batting average of .190, posing an on base percentage of .288 and a slugging percentage of .254. He hit one home run and had seven RBI.
After the season, Jeter has a player option worth $9 million.