Derek Jeter has a Grade 1 quad strain, it was revealed on Friday, and will not play this weekend, meaning he won't play again until at least July 19, when the Yankees resume their season following the All-Star break. Jeter, who made his season debut Thursday in what was his first big league game since he shattered his left ankle last October, left the game in the eighth inning after going 1-for-4 with three groundouts. "We're not going to play him this weekend, then we've got four days for the All-Star break, so we're going to play it safe for the weekend and see what happens," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Cashman said he could not rule out a return to the disabled list for the Yankees captain, who had originally hoped to have been recovered from the injury in time for Opening Day but he broke the ankle a second time and that pushed back his return three months. The plan had been for Jeter to play shortstop in Friday's game against the Twins at Yankee Stadium. He was the designated hitter in Thursday's 8-4 over the Royals. "I was certainly caught off-guard when I got the phone call from [trainer] Steve Donohue that they were going to take him out of the game," Cashman said. "Hopefully it will resolve itself, but I can't say for sure."
Jeter has quad strain, won't be back until after break
MLB.com | Jul 12