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Derek Jeter placed on disabled list with quad injury as Yankees bad luck continues

Mike Oz
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The All-Star break didn't give Derek Jeter's strained quad enough time to heal and now the Yankees are doing again what they've done so many times this year: Putting a star on the disabled list.

The team announced Friday morning that Jeter was placed on the 15-day DL because of the Grade 1 quad strain he suffered in the first game back from his ankle injury. The move is retroactive to July 12.

Jeter joins Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis as Yankees stars who have come off the disabled list this year only to get hurt again. In the case of Jeter, the news is especially disheartening for the Yanks and their fans. Jeter was injured on July 11, running to first base in what otherwise looked like a successful return from the broken ankle he suffered in last year's playoffs.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said last week that the team hoped, by resting Jeter for a weekend series and then through the All-Star break, that the injury would heal and another DL stint wouldn't be necessary. Given the Yankees luck this season, that didn't come to fruition.

Now the Yankees will hope for a more promising outcome with Alex Rodriguez, who is scheduled to join the team on Monday for his first game of the season. At some point, their luck has to change, right?

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