Derek Jeter Injury: When Will New York Yankees Captain Reach 3,000 Hits?
New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after straining his calf in Monday night's 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians, putting his chase for a major career milestone on hold.
After not tagging from third on what would have been a sacrifice fly in the first inning, Jeter limped down to first base after flying out in the fifth and was removed from the game (video here).
Jeter wasn't happy about the roster move. "If I could play in four or five days, or six days or seven days, it's better than waiting 15," he said. "I haven't made a living on the disabled list."
Jeter currently has 2,994 career hits—the most among active players (Ivan Rodriguez and Omar Vizquel are the only other players within 250 hits of Jeter) and good for 28th on the all-time list. If not for the injury, he almost certainly would have notched his 3,000th hit before the end of his stint on the DL.
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