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Derek Jeter does on-field running for first time since ankle surgery

Feb 23, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

Derek Jeter AP

Derek Jeter continues to make encouraging progress from left ankle surgery. According to the Associated Press, Jeter did on-field running and agility drills with teammates this morning for the first time since he broke his ankle during the ALCS last October.

Jeter didn’t travel with the Yankees for their exhibition opener today and isn’t expected to make his Grapefruit League debut until sometime in March. Still, he hasn’t encountered any setbacks until this point and is determined to be in the starting lineup for Opening Day on April 1 against the Red Sox.

Jeter, 38, batted .316/.362/.429 with 15 home runs, 58 RBI and a .791 OPS last season. He’ll make $17 million this season and holds a $9.5 million player option for 2014.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Feb 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Unlike those racing in some Nationwide car race (like I care) who can only make left turns, Jeter still unable to go to his left.

    Sorry, Jetes, I still love ya. Forgive me? Please? I can arrange a gift basket for you if you want.

    • ctony1216 - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      When Jeter looks at his 5 World Series championship rings, and WS MVP Award contemplating his inevitable enshrinement in the baseball Hall of Fame in his multimillion dollar mansion while a celebrity model rubs his back with lotion, I wonder if Jeter says to himself, “gee, if I could only go to my left.”

      Nah, I doubt it.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM

        The celebrity model might.

    • fanofevilempire - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      I keep telling you Cano has Jetes left.

      Did Jetes snatch up ya girlfriend or what?

    • protius - Feb 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      What’s your point?

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