An ovation, an infield single (so gritty!) and an early exit; things went mostly as planned in Derek Jeter's return on Thursday. Unfortunately for the Yankees, their longtime captain might end up spending a little more time on the DL. He'll be able to play today, but an MRI to examine his quad tightness isn't exactly good news for the Yankees and their fans. He could have just as easily reinjured himself playing in AAA, but dealing in hypotheticals won't un-tighten his quad.
The Yankees are treading water in the AL East, but waiting a little while longer to bring Jeter back might have been prudent.