New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who strained his right quadriceps in his first game back with the team July 11 after being out all season with a broken left ankle, was put back on the disabled list Friday.
The Yankees said last week that they would re-evaluate Jeter, 39, after the All-Star break, which is now over with the Yankees at Boston. The Yankees wanted to see how the leg healed and how he responded to treatment.
They saw enough to put him on the 15-day disabled list and sign infielder Brent Lillibridge from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In his only appearance this season, Jeter was 1-for-4 on July 11, a Thursday afternoon game against Kansas City at Yankee Stadium. He did not get the ball out of the infield. After an infield hit to third base and a groundout, he was robbed of a single and run batted in by the Royals second baseman. It was on that at-bat, with Jeter smelling a hit and running hard, that the Yankees think Jeter strained his quad. In his fourth at-bat, a groundout to short with the infield in, he did not test the leg.
Reds promote infielder Soto
The Cincinnati Reds called up infielder Neftali Soto before the start of their weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving them another right-handed hitter. It’s Soto’s second stint with Cincinnati. He made his major-league debut in May and went 0-for-1 before being sent back to Triple-A Louisville. He batted .278 for Louisville.
Soto fills the spot opened when left-hander Tony Cingrani was optioned to Louisville on Wednesday. The Reds want Cingrani to make a start in the minors so he’s not rusty when they bring him back to start in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Left-handed reliever Sean Marshall had another minor setback in his comeback from a sore pitching shoulder. Manager Dusty Baker said Marshall saw a doctor on Friday.
Cobb ready to start comeback
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who sustained a concussion when he was hit in the head by a batted ball June 15, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Cobb, 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA in 13 starts, was cleared on Friday to begin his rehab after throwing 59 pitches in a four inning simulated game at Tampa Bay’s spring training complex one day earlier.
Around the leagues
The Chicago White Sox activated right-hander Jake Peavy from the disabled list. He returns to the starting rotation today… The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Brian Bogusevic on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder-infielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa … Philadelphia Phillies right-hander reliever Mike Adams still feels discomfort in his pitching shoulder and might be headed for surgery. … The Minnesota Twins recalled first baseman Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.