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Sept 11 (The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees on Wednesday placed Derek Jeter on the disabled list, ending the 39-year-old shortstop's injury-plagued 2013 season.

"It's very disappointing not to be able to play," Jeter said at a news conference at Baltimore's Camden Yards, before the Yankees played the Orioles, USA Today reported. "Especially this time of year, this is when I want to play the most."

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Former major leaguer Wladimir Balentien tied Japanese baseball's season home run record held by the legendary Sadaharu Oh and two others on Wednesday when he connected for the 55th time this year.

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Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto is open to pitching out of the bullpen when he returns to the mound once he recovers from a lat injury.

"I'll do whatever they want," Cueto said, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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