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Derek Jeter hit in the batting cage, fielded grounders at shortstop and played catch at the Yankees' Minor League complex on Friday, his first day of work since being cleared to resume baseball activities.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been cleared to progress into baseball activities and running, the team announced on Thursday.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is increasing his on-field activity at the club's training complex in Tampa, Fla., fielding ground balls hit directly at him as well as swinging a bat.
Derek Jeter returned Thursday to the Yankees' Minor League complex, where he will continue to rehab his fractured left ankle. But he can't take the next step in his recovery until next week, at the earliest.
Derek Jeter made a brief appearance on the field at Yankee Stadium before Wednesday's game against the Mets, playing catch during batting practice, and he said that it was the first time he has done so since having a walking boot removed from his left foot last week.
Derek Jeter said that it has been "difficult" and "frustrating" to remain on the disabled list with an injured left ankle while his team plays, but he has vowed to rejoin the lineup this season.
Derek Jeter plans to rejoin the big league team in New York on Thursday and will address the media during a news conference at Yankee Stadium.
Curtis Granderson could sense the disappointment that Derek Jeter felt after learning he had re-injured his surgically repaired left ankle, but Granderson also believes that Jeter might have found some relief in finally understanding why it was taking him so long to feel normal on a baseball field again.
The Yankees will be without Derek Jeter until at least the All-Star break, as the team announced on Thursday that a CT scan revealed a small fracture in the shortstop's surgically repaired left ankle.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been taking batting practice and fielding ground balls at the club's training complex in Tampa, Fla., but he has still not received clearance to play in Minor League games. Jeter's progress has been slow since he felt soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle on March 23, the last time he has played in a game. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Tuesday that Jeter is not likely to rejoin the club by May 1.
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