Yankees activate Phelps, Jeter to 60-day DL

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Updated: September 14, 2013

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The New York Yankees have activated pitcher
David Phelps off the 60-day disabled list and opened a roster spot by moving
shortstop Derek Jeter to the 60-day DL.

Phelps had been sidelined since July with a right forearm strain and suffered
a setback during a rehab stint in August. The right-hander entered Saturday’s
action with a record of 6-5 and a 5.01 ERA in 18 games, including 12 starts.

The Yankees had already decided to shut Jeter down on Wednesday because of a
left ankle injury. He last played a week ago against Boston, leaving that
contest because of the ankle issue.

Jeter appeared in just 17 games this season and batted a mere .190 with a home
run and seven runs batted in. He missed the first three months of the campaign
recovering from a twice-fractured left ankle and was also slowed by quad and
calf injuries.