Jeter Back On The DL

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Derek Jeter was placed back on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a right calf strain. Jeter suffered the injury during Friday's game against the Padres and did not play the rest of the weekend. An MRI revealed a "mild strain," but the Yankees don't  want to risk making things worse by rushing Jeter back to the field. Still, Jeter stated on Monday to reporters after Monday's game that he expects to return sooner than three weeks. This has been a miserable season for Jeter as this marks his third trip to the DL this season, all due to separate concerns. He has managed to tally just 19 at-bats in 2013. Eduardo Nunez figures to get most the playing time at shortstop. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Justin Upton powered the Braves past the Washington Nationals on Monday night with a solo home run in the 8th to break a 2-2 tie as the Braves won 3-2. Upton went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead homer against Tyler Clippard in the 8th. In his last seven games, he has 14 hits including four homers and 10 RBI.
  • Miguel Cabrera (abdominal) went 1-for-4 with a walk in his return to the Tigers lineup on Monday night. This was the first time Cabrera has played since last Tuesday. Lets hope that the rest was beneficial for him.
  • Alex Avila crushed the go-ahead three-run homer off Indians' closer Chris Perez on Monday in Cleveland. Avila is hitting .256 with four homers and 23 RBI since July 1st.
  • Zack Greinke made all the difference on Monday night on the mound and at the plate. He allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a win over the Cardinals. He also delivered an RBI single off Adam Wainwright in the top of the seventh.
  • Ryan Madson was released by the Angels on Monday. Madson was never able to fully recover from Tommy John Surgery and by releasing Madson now, the Angels are able to save the $3.5 million in performance bonuses since Madson never took the mound.
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) felt better Monday and he did not require an MRI.  Ramirez sat out Monday's game after he jammed his right shoulder on Sunday in Chicago. While he didn't go for an MRI, it is possible he will get one today.
  • Carlos Gonzalez (finger) and the Rockies have no plans to place the left fielder on the disabled list with the most recent setback with his sprained right finger. It had been reported on Sunday that Cargo was going to be placed on the disabled list, but that does not appear to be the case.
  • Howie Kendrick hyper extended his left knee Monday in a collision with Collin Cowgill and is considered day-to-day. We should know in a few days if Kendrick will be out for an extended period of time.
  • Eric Hosmer went 3-for 5 with a home run and he collected five RBI in the Royals win over the Twins.