Derek Jeter’s Quest for 3000 Hits Faces Delay

New York Yankees star Derek Jeter may have to wait a little longer before joining Major League Baseball’s 3,000-hit club.

The All-Star shortstop suffered a strained right calf in the Yankees’ 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday, putting him in danger of being placed on the 15-day disabled list. If put on the DL, Jeter’s quest for his 3,000th Major League career hit would have to be delayed for at least two weeks. The 36-year-old Yankees captain currently has 2,994 hits after getting a single in the first inning of Monday’s loss. Jeter’s injury occurred in the fifth inning while he was running out a fly ball. The last time Jeter was put on DL was in 2003, when he suffered a shoulder injury on opening night.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the injury could mean that Jeter won’t be able to achieve the milestone in New York in the next few days. The Yankees will play the next three games at home before going on a long road trip. “He’s six hits away. You’d hope he could’ve did it (at Yankee Stadium). Obviously, he looked pretty sore,” Girardi said.