NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf on Tuesday, stalling his march toward his 3,000th career hit for at least 15 days.

Jeter, six hits short of becoming the first player to reach the mark while playing for the Yankees, left Monday's game against Cleveland with the injury. It marks his first stint on the DL since 2003.

"It's a little bit frustrating, but even if I wasn't at this point, I'd still be frustrated," the 11-times All-Star said in a report on the team's website.

"I don't like to not play, whether it's going for 3,000 hits or 100 hits. It really doesn't make a difference to me. I'd rather be out there playing."

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)