Derek Jeter hurts quadriceps in Yankees return, to undergo MRI
Derek Jeter waited nine months and 92 games before returning to the Yankees’ lineup on Thursday. While Jeter’s 2013 season debut was productive — he was 1-for-4 with one run scored and an RBI as the designated hitter — his next Yankees appearance could be delayed.
Hours after Jeter received a standing ovation in his first at-bat, the Yankees announced their captain hurt his quadriceps running to first in his third at-bat and would require a magnetic resonance imaging exam. Jeter left the game in the eighth inning before his fifth at-bat. He said he expects to play Friday.
Jeter’s long absence began when he broke his ankle in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Tigers in October. His wait was extended when doctors detected another small break in April.