Yankees’ Jeter Returns to Disabled List With Quadriceps Strain

The New York Yankees placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the disabled list with a strained quadriceps muscle, after the team captain played one game this season.

Jeter returned from offseason ankle surgery on July 12 only to sustain the low-grade strain of his right quadriceps. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to the day of the injury, the Yankees said in a news release.

The team promoted infielder Brent Lillibridge from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, placing him on the team’s 40-man roster. A corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced later today.

Jeter, 39, missed the Yankees’ series last weekend against the Minnesota Twins, which preceded the All-Star break. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said the day after the injury that the club wanted to avoid another stay on the disabled list for Jeter, who had surgery for a broken ankle in October and then had a comeback attempt halted during spring training after a crack was found in the ankle. Cashman said Jeter’s ankle held up well during his one game of Major League Baseball action.

New York exits the four-day All-Star break with a 51-44 record, six games behind the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox, who are 58-39. Boston hosts the Yankees in a three game-series that begins tonight at Fenway Park.

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