YANKEES: Derek Jeter has a strained right calf and it’s not certain when he will play again. An MRI revealed the mild strain, the latest setback in a year already full of injuries for the team captain.
“It’s frustrating,” Jeter said after the Yankees lost 6-3 to San Diego. “It’s terrible. The whole season has been a nightmare.”
It appeared that Jeter took an awkward step while making a play in Friday night’s 7-2 loss. He also had an awkward slide into third base.
Jeter is hitting .211 (4 for 19) with one home run and two RBIs.
DODGERS: Shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right shoulder when he tumbled into the stands after a catch Sunday, and the team hopes he can avoid the disabled list. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he expects Ramirez will have an MRI on Monday.
Ramirez is batting .365 with 11 home runs for the NL West leaders. He was hurt in the seventh inning and left the game.
Ramirez fell over a brick barrier and into the stands at Wrigley Field after making a running catch in foul territory. He slumped to the ground in pain and eventually walked off the field holding onto his shoulder.
INDIANS: Prospect Danny Salazar will rejoin the Cleveland Indians to pitch in their upcoming series against AL Central leader Detroit.
Salazar will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Wednesday, manager Terry Francona said Sunday before the Indians’ game against Miami. Salazar, who began the season in Double-A, pitched six innings to win his major league debut July 11.
“Sometimes it’s just a little bit of a balancing act between us winning and giving a guy an opportunity,” Francona said. “It’s not rocket science.”