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Derek Jeter to have MRI on quad

Updated: July 12, 2013, 12:28 PM ET
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New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter was removed early from his long-awaited season debut Thursday because of tightness in his quad, manager Joe Girardi said.

Jeter will undergo an MRI but also told Girardi that he felt well enough to play Friday. He was replaced by pinch-hitter Brett Gardner in the eighth inning of New York's 8-4 victory against the Kansas City Royals.

"It just tightened up a little bit, so hopefully it's not a big deal," Jeter said.  "It's not frustrating ...

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