Jeter returns to DL with quad strain

Derek Jeter's 2013 season is back on hold after just one game.

The New York Yankees announced on Friday that they have placed the former All- Star shortstop on the disabled list because of a Grade 1 right quad strain.

The move is retroactive to July 12, one day after Jeter suffered the injury in his season debut against the Kansas City Royals. He went 1-for-4 in the contest as the designated hitter, connecting on a single in his first at-bat before going from first to third on a Robinson Cano base hit. He then scored on a sacrifice fly and also drove in a run in the 8-4 victory.

However, the 39-year-old was pulled for a pinch-runner in the eighth inning due to what was initially called a tight right quad. An MRI revealed the strain.

"It's frustrating. I don't know what else you want me to say. I worked hard to get to the point of rejoining the team," Jeter said in a statement on July 12. "It's not how you draw it up, but hopefully I'll be back out there soon and help this team win some games."

Jeter had missed the first three-plus months of the season while recovering from a fractured left ankle suffered during last year's AL Championship Series against Detroit.

Jeter, who reached 3,000 career hits during the 2011 campaign, hit .316 in 159 games last season.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled infielder Brent Lillibridge from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A veteran of 347 major league games, the 29-year-old went just 1-for-24 with two RBI and nine strikeouts in nine contests earlier this season with the Yankees. Lillibridge is hitting .341 in 23 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.