Derek Jeter is headed to the disabled list, holding off his bid for 3,000 hits for at least the next 15 days. The New York Yankees officially announced the news on their Twitter account.
The shortstop was hoping to stay away from the DL, and manager Joe Girardi even said it was possible if the injury would only keep the veteran out for six or seven days, but the strained right calf injury is apparently too severe to allow him to return in the next two weeks. He suffered the injury while running off the field in the fifth inning on Monday night.
"I guess this wasn't very good timing," Jeter told USA Today. "It's a little bit frustrating. Even if I wasn't at this point, I'd still be frustrated."
Jeter had a .260 batting average in 293 at bats for the Yankees this season and was just six hits away from the 3,000 mark.
With Jeter on the disabled list, Ramiro Pena will be added to the roster from the Triple-A affiliate in Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.