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Jeter to miss weekend series with quad strain

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter will miss the Yankees’ weekend series against Minnesota with a strained right quadriceps, and New York cannot rule out a return to the disabled list.

After missing the first 91 games of the season because of a broken ankle, Jeter was activated Thursday and went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout as the designated hitter against Kansas City. He injured the leg in his third at-bat.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said yesterday that an MRI showed a grade one strain.

“We’ll have to give it some time and see how he responds,” Cashman said.

New York is off from Monday to Thursday for the All-Star break, so the Yankees will have a week to decide whether Jeter has to go back on the DL. After the break, they start a series at Boston on July 19.

The 39-year-old shortstop broke his left ankle Oct. 13 in the AL Championship Series opener, then broke it again in April during his rehabilitation.

“I think the ankle is fine,” Cashman said. “I don’t want to say it’s Father Time knocking on his door.”

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