Posted August 05, 2013

Yankees place Derek Jeter on DL with calf strain

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is on the disabled list with a calf strain. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is on the disabled list with a calf strain. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 3 with a strained right calf, the team announced.

Jeter, 39, missed the first 91 games of the season but he soon returned to the disabled list after he strained his right quadriceps muscle on July 11.

He returned two weeks later but then had pain in his calf.

Jeter has played in just five games this season, with four hits in 19 at-bats (.211) for the Yankees.  Jeter said yesterday that this season has not gone well and that he didn’t know how this latest injury happened.

“It’s frustrating,” Jeter said after the Yankees lost 6-3 to San Diego. “It’s terrible. The whole season has been a nightmare.”

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What happens to players who use PEDs?  The get stronger, faster, (sometimes) meaner and, after a while, their bodies, which have been so haphazardly and quickly built out reaches a point where it breaks down.

Mark McGwire got to where he couldn't stay on the field - rampant plantar fasciatis (his feet came apart) eroded his opportunities.

A-Fraud's hips are breaking down.

Nomar Garciapara actually had a muscle separate from his bones in his groin.

Now, Derek Cheater is having his fate dictated to him by his health.  Did he use?  Who knows?  Only his handlers and himself would be able to shed truth here.


he had a great year last year. 

RedPenn 1 Like

he should have been put out to pasture years ago


Well I have no idea of course but that won't stop me from throwing some thoughts out there.  First, we know that Father Time is undefeated.  It's simply taking longer for Jeter to recuperate from injuries than if they had happened yrs and yrs ago.  Also, the calf and the hammy might not have happened 5 to 10 yrs ago vs. the way they did now.

Now, we've all heard or are aware that when one has an injury, say to their hip (yes posters, I know Jeter's hip wasn't hurt, I'm being general) that they may compensate in some way that ends up hurting their knee let's say.

If there are any physical therapists out there who post on here, I'd be interested to know if it's possible that while favoring his ankle, it may have led to him hurting his hammy and/or his calf.  To me, it doesn't seem that this could be the case, like with a hip and knee... but it is definitely something.

If Alex doesn't get hurt, he'll actually have played in more games this year than Jeter by the time the captain gets off the DL.