Were you looking forward to seeing Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez sharing the same side of the infield again on Monday night when A-Rod makes his long-awaited return to the Yankees lineup? Well, you're going to have to wait a little longer. All indications are that A-Rod will still make his season debut when the Bronx Bombers travel to Texas to take on the Rangers on Monday. But Jeter will not be in the lineup on that day—or any day in the near future. The Yanks just placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a quadriceps strain, retroactive to July 12, meaning he won't be back in the lineup until at least the end of the month.
Jeter injured his quadriceps in his first and only game of the 2013 MLB season after spending the entire offseason rehabbing a broken ankle. And while we wouldn't count him out just yet, this stint on the disabled list has to make Yankees fans worried. Are we seeing The Captain's career come to end right before our eyes? We'll just have to wait and see how he looks when he comes back from the DL.
[via Eye On Baseball]