Derek Jeter returns to Yankees lineup, but leaves early with tight quad

3:36 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
New York Yankees player Derek Jeter scores a run against the Kansas City Royals in the 1st inning during the game at Yankee Stadium on July 11. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
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NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter returned to the New York Yankees for the first time this season, then left early Thursday because of a tight right quadriceps.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Jeter will be sent for a test. Girardi says Jeter thinks he'll be ready to play Friday night.

Jeter says he doesn't think the injury came from pushing too hard in his season debut.

Jeter went 1 for 4, scoring a run and driving one in during Thursday's 8-4 win over Kansas City. He left for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

The 39-year-old team captain had not played in the majors this season since breaking his left ankle in the playoffs last October.

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