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Jeter fields grounders, takes BP

Jan 28, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

Derek Jeter Reuters Reuters

Derek Jeter returned to baseball activities and things went well:

The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielder 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop Monday at the team’s minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.

“Everything went well,” Jeter says.

He expects to be ready for Opening Day.

  1. number42is1 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    WAIT!!! WHAT???? not a single snarky remark about his range? who are you and what did you do with Craig?

    • Gobias Industries - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Even Jeter thinks that’s funny. He’d give you a high five the next time he’s standing next to you but he wouldn’t be able to reach that far.

    • Utley's Hair - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      He doesn’t need to do that. The minions can take care of that.

      All the grounders were sent through a tube directly to where he was standing.

      • paperlions - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

        or

        https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQY7HTvOsD8ZJQBmTU0WMitVv0MHHuRmuHO4tKZTw2Xf2vhtvLD

  2. Rich Stowe - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    did he practice his jump throw?

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    “…out of 175 ground balls hit to the shortstop position during that session. ” they forgot to say

  4. mybrunoblog - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    At this point in his life the idea of a paid sports blogger mocking Jeter is like throwing paper airplanes at king kong. The stuff Just bounces off.

  5. nolanwiffle - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    When does this guy find the time to assemble gift baskets?

    • historiophiliac - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Unlike Pavano, he hires people to do such things for him.

    • Rich Stowe - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      he has 365 of them made and ready for the year on January 1st….this way he can just focus on what’s important throughout the year

  6. louhudson23 - Jan 29, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    Jeter is a pleasure to watch,day in and day out. Yes,it would be nice if he got to more balls,particularly to his right,but he was by far the best player on his team last year. I hope he has a comparable year next year.

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