Yankees Unsure About Jeter’s Return

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees aren’t sure when shortstop Derek Jeter can return to the lineup.

An MRI revealed the mild strain of his right calf, the latest setback in a year already full of injuries for the team captain. Manager Joe Girardi said he didn’t know if this injury came about because of a strained right quadriceps that landed Jeter on the disabled list from July 12 until being activated last Sunday.

In other major league news, the Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list with light shoulder inflammation. Ohlendorf is 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA in 10 games with Washington this season.

Indians top pitching prospect Danny Salazar is being recalled by the team from the minors to start Wednesday’s game against Detroit. Salazar worked six strong innings in his big league debut on July 11.

Reliever Stephen Pryor has been shut down by the Mariners for the rest of the season due to a triceps injury. Pryor went on the disabled list April 15 with a torn right lat muscle. The triceps injury occurred during the right-hander’s rehabilitation stint with Triple-A Tacoma.

The Chicago Cubs placed infielder Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list because he strained a muscle on his right side. Valbuena was hitting .225 with nine home runs in 89 games for the Cubs. He aggravated an injury Friday in the Cubs’ 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.

All-Star catcher Salvador Perez of the Royals is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list. He was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the Royals’ win over the New York Mets on Saturday.

Source: Associated Press