Jeter surprised All-Star no-show caused commotion

By the Associated Press | July 14, 2011 | 7:44 PM EDT

FILE - In this July 9, 2011, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter watches his home run for his 3,000 career hit against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, left, during the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Rays catcher John Jaso and umpire Jim Wolf look on. Price agreed with Steiner Sports to autograph collectibles, including baseballs and pictures. Some of the souvenirs will bear the inscription, "I Gave Up DJ's 3K," and be signed by both Price and Jeter. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

TORONTO (AP) — Derek Jeter says he's surprised his no-show at the All-Star game caused such a commotion.

The New York Yankees shortstop says he understands that fans were disappointed he didn't play in the showcase Tuesday. But Jeter says he's equally disappointed that he was recovering from an injury.

Jeter announced last week that he would miss the All-Star game to rest a strained right calf that recently put him on the disabled list. The debate over whether Jeter should've been in Phoenix intensified as the game approached.

Jeter started Thursday night in Toronto in the Yankees' first game since the All-Star break. He got his 3,000th career hit last Saturday.