Derek Jeter placed on DL, will miss series vs. Red Sox

July 19, 2013 - 7:33 am
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Derek Jeter's return to the majors did not last long -- one game, to be precise. The Yankees captain was returned to the disabled list Friday with a strained right quadriceps and will miss this weekend's series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Jeter missed the first 91 games of the season as he recovered from an ankle that was broken twice (the first time in last October's ALCS vs. the Tigers). In his first game back last Thursday against the Royals, Jeter went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while serving as the team's designated hitter, but he left with a Grade 1 quad strain. He has not played since. Jeter was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 12, so he could return as soon as July 27. Brent Lillibridge -- one of the two players the Red Sox received from the White Sox in the Kevin Youkilis trade last June who was subsequently traded to Cleveland a month later, signed as a free agent with the Cubs in the offseason and was acquired by the Yankees last month -- was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Jeter's place on the roster. Eduardo Nunez is expected to remain the starting shortstop in Jeter's absence. In 36 games, Nunez is hitting.215/.271/.556 with no home runs and eight RBIs. Yankees shortstops have combined to hit .210/.268/.279 this season.
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