July 19, 2013 / 8:55 PM / 5 years ago

Yankees put Jeter on 15-day disabled list

(Reuters) - New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad muscle, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday.

New York Yankees batter Derek Jeter stands at the plate for his first at-bat against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Jeter suffered the injury on July 11, in what was his first game of the season, trying to run out a ground ball against the Kansas City Royals. His move to the disabled list is retroactive to July 12.

The 39-year-old shortstop had previously been sidelined all season while recovering from a broken ankle suffered during the 2012 MLB playoffs.

Jeter’s spot in the lineup will be taken by infielder Brent Lillibridge, who was promoted from the Yankees Triple-A farm club Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Frank Pingue

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