As first reported by Meredith Marakovits and just confirmed by a few other beat writers, Derek Jeter has been placed on the disabled list, presumably to cover the litany of leg issues he's dealing with but officially due to the latest one, a Grade I strain of his right calf.
In addition to adding Alex Rodriguez to the active roster, the Yankees also designated Brent Lillibridge for assignment this afternoon to clear a 40-man spot and recalled David Adams from Triple-A SWB. For the next few days at least, they'll have A-Rod and Adams to handle third base and Nunez and Nix to handle short. Trading 2 third baseman for 2 shortstops on the active roster. No word from the team yet on plans for Jeter moving forward, but at least they aren't sending him back out there to have his legs snap beneath him as he tries to run to first.
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