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."
Because of two surgeries to repair a fractured ankle suffered in last season's American League Championship Series, the Yankees captain was able to play in only 17 games this season. He missed the first 91 games of the season and then finally made his debut on July 11. He suffered a quadriceps injury and continued to be bothered by leg and ankle issues.
He last played on Saturday against the Red Sox, but left the game after injuring his ankle again.
One year after leading the major leagues with 216 hits, Jeter batted only .190 with two extra-base hits and seven RBIs this season. On Wednesday, he promised to play in 2014.
"There's a lot of end talk here, man," he said. "You guys want this to be the end for me?"