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Derek Jeter expected to be ready for Opening Day

Jan 7, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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With the caveat that Brian Cashman is the guy who misled everyone about Alex Rodriguez‘s injury because “no one asked me a specific question about his hip,”  the Yankees’ GM has some good news about the team’s captain:

“It’s all in the doctors’ hands right now,” said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. “But he’ll be ready on Opening Day.”

Jeter is out of his walking boot, Wallace Matthews reports, and is walking on a treadmill.  It’ll be mid-to-late January before he can resume baseball activities, but this is apparently when he starts working out during non-injury seasons, so it’s all good, his agent says.

Given how many question marks the team has as it is, a healthy Jeter in 2013 is pretty important, of course.

  1. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - Jan 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    HGH works wonders!

    • protius - Jan 8, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      How’s that lobotomy working out for ya?

  2. unclemosesgreen - Jan 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    I read Cash’s statement as follows: “Right now there are no baseball games being played, so the doctors are in control of the situation. But as of opening day, The Captain will re-assume control so regardless of the progress made on healing the injured ankle, he will be starting at shortstop.”

    Because it’s Derek Jeter, my vote is for platelet-rich injections and cutting edge stem cell therapies, not HGH.

    • zacksdad - Jan 7, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      No, Santa left him a new ankle under the Christmas Tree. He was so good servicing women and giving them their gift bags.

      Wonder what the Easter Bunny is going to give him next.

      • protius - Jan 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM

        Let me guess: Zack is eleven years old.

  3. markofapro - Jan 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Probably said many times, but I hate the Yankees and like Jeter. (And the Yankee fans saying “Dehruk Jetuh!” Is cool.)

    Look forward to having him back

  4. mccourty1sland - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Sox fan here. Drive by jeters spring training home in Tampa bay today. It was so big I almost threw up.

  5. historiophiliac - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Lemme hear those words: “He’ll be 100%.”

  6. mrklutch1011 - Jan 8, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    Dude has way too much pride not lace em up. If docs say give it time and he’s full go for the opener we’ll all know why… Time off means missing 5 AB’s a game and besides how much he can do with them he’s not givin up opportunities to go after Petes hit record if he’s able to walk

  7. louhudson23 - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    If you knew 15 years ago that you could roll the ball out for the next fifteen years and Jeter’s all around production and attitude would be there at SS for all that time,how would you pick anyone else? No team has had that consistent performance from any single position in that time,no matter how many changes were made or not made.It will end one day,but he was the best player on his team again this past year. Not about to count him out yet….

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