And you thought that the suspensions were going to be the only Yankees news of the day? Ha! In a move that really shouldn’t surprise anyone, Derek Jeter has been placed on the DL for the third time this season, this time with a right calf strain. David Adams has been recalled from AAA Scranton to replace Jeter on the active roster.
Jeter re-injured himself during the weekend series in San Diego and didn’t play Saturday or Sunday. Jeter is hitting .211 with one homer and two RBI in just five games this season. Jeter came off the DL for one game in July and re-injured his leg, and came back just last weekend.
Adams is hitting just .198 with two homers and 11 RBI in 38 games. Adams can backup at first, second and third base and may see some time with Alex Rodriguez probably needing to DH a little more than he used to after recovering from his second hip surgery.
Adams will again be given a chance to play and prove that he can be a part of this team moving forward.
For Jeter, it will be interesting to see if he is shut down for the rest of the year or not. This is the second time that Jeter has come back and has had to return to the DL. Jeter has a $9.5 million option for next year that he’s more than likely to take.
Nothing would shock me, however, we shall see if Jeter comes back in a couple of weeks when eligible.