Wednesday, June 15, 2011

History Waits: Derek Jeter Ends Up on Disabled List

The Captain will make it happen ......

Derek Jeter's pursuit of 3,000 hits will be put on hold for 15 days at least.

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday night that Jeter has been placed on the disabled list due to the Grade 1 strain of the right calf he suffered in the fifth inning of Monday night's loss to the Cleveland Indians.

The decision was made after a meeting with Jeter, manager Joe Girardi, general manager Brian Cashman and team doctor Chris Ahmad about an hour before Tuesday's game with the Texas Rangers, but Jeter made it clear in a pregame news conference that he was not on board with heading to the DL for the first time since 2003.
"I'd rather not go on (the DL). In my opinion if I could play in four or five days, or six days or seven days, it's better than waiting 15," a subdued Jeter said. "I haven't made a living on the disabled list."

Manager Joe Girardi said after the Yankees beat the Rangers 12-4 on Tuesday night the reason they decided put Jeter on the disabled list was because the team doctors and trainers thought his injury would take about 10 days to heal, rather than the typical seven days for the severity of his strain. - read more - via ESPN

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