Any hopes of another Derek Jeter comeback this season were quickly dashed Saturday morning when, according to the New York Yankees official Twitter page, the team activated David Phelps and put the shortstop on the 60-day disabled list. The announcement of the moves eliminate the slim chance of Jeter returning to the lineup in any capacity for the rest of the regular season or in postseason play if the team makes the playoffs.
A year after playing in 159 games and leading all of baseball in plate appearances (740), at-bats (683) and hits (216), Jeter's 2013 season comes to an end after just 17 games, spread over three attempts to return from the disabled list due to complications arising out of the broken left ankle the Captain suffered in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.
Sadly, the uncertainty is finally official.
#Yankees reinstate RHP David Phelps from 60-day DL; transfer SS Derek Jeter to 60-day DL.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 14, 2013