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Derek Jeter takes round of batting practice for first time since diagnosis of second ankle fracture

Jun 19, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter took batting practice Wednesday in Tampa, Florida for the first time since a new crack was discovered in his surgically-repaired left ankle back in mid-April.

Jeter had no issues during Wednesday’s workout. He has been doing light fielding drills for the past week and is on track to return to the Yankees’ active roster shortly after the mid-July All-Star break.

Yankees shortstops have batted .205/.272/.268 with one home run so far this season. Jeter, who will turn 39 years old later this month, had a .316/.362/.429 batting line and 15 home runs in 2012.

  1. fanofevilempire - Jun 20, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    not easy replacing Jetes, the boys have done a good job.
    I hope the Yanks have a run in them after the all star break.

  2. moogro - Jun 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    All-star game and Gold Glove!

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