Derek Jeter will have to wait a while for the big 3000. Derek Jeter will have to wait a while for the big 3000.

Jeter Strains Calf

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Derek Jeter will have to wait a while for the big 3000.

The Yankees captain was removed from tonight’s contest against the Cleveland Indians in the 5th inning with a sore right calf.

Swinging at the first pitch in the bottom of the 5th, Jeter weakly flew out to right field.  Immediately out of the batter’s box, Jeter was grimacing and noticeably favoring his right leg.

Jeter was quickly removed from the game and made his way to the clubhouse to be examined.  It was later announced that he had been taken for an MRI.  It’s since come out that the shortstop is dealing with a grade 1 strain in his right calf.

"“He looked pretty sore,” said manager Joe Girardi. “My gut feeling is he wouldn’t be in there tomorrow.”"

It remains to be seen if Jeter’s injury will require a trip to the disabled list.  The 36 old was replaced by utility man Eduardo Nunez.