Derek Jeter injury: Yankees star placed on disabled list

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Jeter heads to the DL for the third time this season.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter landed back on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a calf strain, Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports. This is the latest in a long road of missteps for Jeter as he tries to get healthy for the stretch run.

Jeter last played Friday night against the San Diego Padres, but missed games over the weekend while undergoing an MRI. The results came back showing a strained right calf, just the most recent ailment for the 38-year-old infielder.

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Since undergoing offseason ankle surgery, it's been a climb for Jeter to get back onto the field. He's made brief returns to the Yankees' lineup recently, but it's been less than two weeks since his last DL stint. After suffering an apparent calf injury in his first game off the DL in late July against the Tampa Bay Rays, this move almost felt inevitable.

Due to the many injuries, Jeter has appeared in just five games this season. He's batted 4-for-19 with one homer, two walks and zero strikeouts.

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