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Yankees put Derek Jeter on the disabled list

Shortstop Derek Jeter on Friday was put on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees.

Jeter strained his right quadriceps in his first game back with the club last week after being out all season because of a broken left ankle.

The 39-year-old Jeter singled on his first pitch in a major league game this year as the Yankees beat Kansas City on July 11, but he left in the eighth inning when his quadriceps tightened in his third at-bat.

Reds' Joey Votto isn't upset about comments by Brandon Phillips

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto says he has no problem with second baseman Brandon Phillips questioning why he got such a big contract.

In the upcoming issue of Cincinnati Magazine, Phillips says he's "still scarred" that the front office gave Votto a 10-year, $225-million extension in 2012, when he still had two years left on his contract. Phillips was in his option year and thought his chances of staying were slim as a result. He got an extension a few days later.

Phillips said he didn't say anything disrespectful toward Votto. He reiterated that he thought he would be gone from the Reds because of Votto's deal.

Rays' Alex Cobb to make rehab start

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by a line drive in June, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Charlotte on Tuesday.

Cobb, 6-2 with a 3.01 earned-run average in 13 starts, was cleared Friday to begin his rehab after throwing 59 pitches in a four inning simulated game Thursday at Tampa Bay's spring-training complex.

Cobb was struck in the right ear by a liner from Kansas City's Eric Hosmer on June 15. He was hospitalized overnight after being carted off the field, and was bothered by vertigo for several weeks.

Rays Manager Joe Maddon said Cobb will make at least two minor league starts before returning to the majors in early August.

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