Derek Jeter waited nine months and 92 games before returning to the Yankees' lineup on Thursday. While Jeter's 2013 season debut was productive -- he was 1-for-4 with one run scored and an RBI as the designated hitter -- his next Yankees appearance could be delayed.
Hours after Jeter received a standing ovation in his first at-bat, the Yankees announced their captain hurt his quadriceps running to first in his third at-bat and would require a magnetic resonance imaging exam. Jeter left the game in the eighth inning before his fifth at-bat. He said he expects to play Friday.
JAFFE: Why Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees ahead of schedule Jeter's long absence began when he broke his ankle in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Tigers in October. His wait was extended when doctors detected another small break in April.