With 2,994 hits in the books for his career, Derek Jeter flew out in the fifth inning yesterday and injured his calf on the play all but ensuring that hit no. 3,000 will not come on this homestand.
The Yankees sent Jeter to the hospital for an MRI after the game and it was revealed that he has a grade one calf strain. That might not be severe enough to land Jeet on the DL, but it should be bad enough to force him to miss a game or three. Being six hits away from his milestone with just three left to play before the Yankees hit the road it is virtually impossible for him to capture the feat in the Bronx.
The Yankees won’t know for sure how much time they expect Jeter to miss until they can reevaluate him shows up to the ball park on Tuesday. However, Joe Girardi said that the Captain leaving yesterday’s game early is a good indication that he’ll need at least one day off.