I had hoped Derek Jeter would have been shut down weeks ago, but unfortunately he kept playing. A short time ago he was placed on the 15-day disabled list to, in effect, end his 2013 season.
Jeter tried to come back on time for opening day this year after he broke his ankle last October. But a second fracture occurred and he was placed on the DL. He returned for one game before he had to be DL'ed with a quad injury. A calf problem followed and then his ankle acted up again.
Jeter played in just 17 games this season and had 73 plate appearances. He hit just .190/.288/.254 with a home run and 7 RBI. He's currently 10th on the all-time hit list, three behind Paul Molitor, with 3,316 hits.
The 13-time All-Star has an $8MM player option for 2014, which right now I would say there is no doubt he will pick up and try to comeback. Just like Mariano Rivera, I do not see Jeter ending his career in this manner unless he's physically unable to.