comments_image Comments

Thigh strain sidelines Jeter

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, pictured in New York, on July 11, 2013
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees looks from the dugout during their game against the Kansas City Royals, at Yankee Stadium in New York, on July 11, 2013. Jeter will sit out this weekend's games after a thigh strain cut short his highly anticipated seas

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter will sit out this weekend's games after a thigh strain cut short his highly anticipated season debut.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday the 39-year-old shortstop would skip a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins with a right quadriceps strain.

He'll have further time to recover during the break for Tuesday's All-Star game and will be re-evaluated after that, Cashman said.

Jeter's start as a designated hitter in Thursday's 8-4 win over Kansas City was his first of the season.

He missed more than three months of the campaign recovering from a broken left ankle.

Jeter went 1-for-4 with a run batted in and a run scored before leaving the contest with tightness in his right quad.

Share