Derek Jeter: 5 Yankees Who'll Need to Step Up While the Captain Is on the DL

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Derek Jeter: 5 Yankees Who'll Need to Step Up While the Captain Is on the DL
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When Derek Jeter takes himself out of a game, you know it has to be serious.

The captain was one step closer to reaching his 3,000th hit in Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Reaching his 2,994th hit, many believed Jeter would reach his long-awaited milestone during a home game before the Yankees leave for their six-day road trip.

Unfortunately, Jeter injured his right calf in the fifth inning during Monday's game, forcing the shortstop to be placed on the disabled list and worsening his chances of reaching his 3,000th hit at home.

Although Jeter has come up short this season, recording a .260 batting average and giving one of his worst performances at shortstop, he has had his share of contributions to the team on and off the field.

During his absence, the Yankees have been playing well, winning four out of five games without the captain. For the Yankees to continue their strong play, the players who are currently in a slump need to start improving.

Here are five New York Yankees who need to step it up while Derek Jeter is on the disabled list.

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