Derek Jeter is going for an MRI on his tight right quad. He first felt it on his third at-bat, but in typical Jeter fashion, he seems largely convinced it’s a non-issue. He also feels certain that it’s simply a coincidence that it happened in his first game back from a broken ankle. He thinks the two are completely unrelated.
“I’ve been running all over the place for the last three weeks,” Jeter said. “So no I don’t think it has anything to do with that.”
The video above is the first minute or so of Jeter’s postgame press conference when he talked about the quad situation. Joe Girardi said he’s still holding out hope that the MRI will come back clean and Jeter will be able to play tomorrow, but he acknowledged that it’s likely Jeter will DH again instead of playing the field.
“It’s kind of what we went through this year,” Girardi said. “Hopefully it’s nothing, just leg tightness, and he’ll be ready to go (tomorrow).”