Jeter’s pursuit of 3,000 stalled by DL stint

Derek Jeter was trying to talk his way out of it, but the Yankees placed the captain on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday’s game. Ramiro Pena will take his place on the roster.

This is Jeter’s first stint on the DL since April 1-May 13, 2003, when he had a dislocated left shoulder, suffered in that Opening Day collision with Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby in Toronto.

Jeter would be eligible to be activated from the disabled list on June 29, when the Yankees play the middle game of a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium.

From there, the Yankees travel across borough lines to visit the New York Mets for three games from July 1-3, a team that Jeter punishes like few others as a career .381 hitter. They’ll then spend Independence Day in Cleveland – George Steinbrenner’s town – opening a three-game series with the Indians.

“I’m disappointed because I know a lot of people are looking forward to getting the opportunity to see it, especially here this week,” Jeter said. “I feel bad for that. Hopefully in time that day will come.”

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I will be so bummed if he doesn’t come!

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Not sure about that, good question. We’ll have to ask Derek tonight if he plans on traveling with the team.

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I wanted to see my Jeter in Cincy next week!!! Does this mean he won’t be there at all?

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