CHICAGO (CBSNewYork/AP) — With Alex Rodriguez returning to the field, Derek Jeter is returning to the disabled list.
The New York Yankees put the shortstop back on the DL Monday in the latest setback in an injury-filled season for the captain.
Jeter is out with a strained right calf. The return to the DL came on the same day A-Rod was suspended through the 2014 season in a drug case.
With Jeter going on the DL, the Yankees recalled infielder David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They also designated infielder Brent Lillibridge for assignment, and Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list. Outfielder Thomas Neal was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.
Rodriguez is appealing the penalty by Major League Baseball and is eligible to play while the case is being resolved.
The 39-year-old Jeter did not play Saturday or Sunday at San Diego. He appeared to take an awkward step while making a play in Friday night’s 7-2 loss. He also had an awkward slide into third base.
A 13-time All-Star, Jeter is hitting .211 (4 for 19) with one home run and two RBIs.
He broke his left ankle in the AL championship series in October, and he went down again right after he made his much anticipated return.
After missing the first 91 games, he served as the designated hitter against Minnesota on July 11. Then, in his third at-bat, he strained his right quadriceps and wound up going back on the disabled list.
Jeter returned to the lineup last week and homered on the first pitch he saw from Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore. He also played shortstop for the first time this season in that game.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Moore Scores In OT As Devils Come From Behind To Edge Habs 3-2
- Tavares Nets Late Power Play Goal To Give Isles 3-2 Win Over Lightning
- Lopez Scores 22, But Late James Runner Lifts Cavs To 90-88 Win Over Nets
- Rangers Fall To Flyers In 3-0 Shutout
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)