Jeter trying to talk his way out of the disabled list

No surprise, but Derek Jeter said that he is hoping to avoid going on the disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf.

“It’s a little sore. It almost feels like [I] got hit by a pitch,” Jeter said. “I think that’s the best way to describe it.”

The Yankees have a meeting set with team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad after 6 p.m. ET to determine how quickly Jeter could be back. Joe Girardi guessed it might be as few as six or seven days, which Jeter would prefer to the 15-day DL.

“I’m still pleading my case. I don’t know,” Jeter said. “I haven’t done this before. We’re waiting to talk to the doctor. Obviously if it was up to me, I’d rather not [go on the disabled list].”

Jeter said he has been sore in the calf for a few days and felt it in the field last night, though he left after running out a fifth-inning flyout.

“It almost felt like a charley horse in my calf,” Jeter said. “That’s what I thought it was, initially. I was trying to stretch it out and get rid of it, but it didn’t happen. I haven’t done anything to my calf before. It’s been sore for a couple of days, but I thought it was normal soreness. Evidently, something grabbed.”

Jeter said that he is “disappointed” that his chase for 3,000 hits has to stall this way.

“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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