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Jeter runs on the field for the first time since surgery

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Associated Press stayed beyind in Tampa today. Here’s their story of the Yankees captain getting back on the field.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees captain Derek Jeter practiced on-field running and agility drills for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.

Jeter worked out at Steinbrenner Field on Saturday with players who didn’t travel for the Yankees’ spring training opener against Atlanta.

“It’s a natural progression, but everything went good,” Jeter said. “It went fine.”

Jeter has been hitting and fielding grounders since the Yankees started full squad workouts last Monday. He had been running and stretching indoors.

“It’s really nothing much different than what I was doing,” Jeter said. “I was just at a different pace than everyone else. So while they’re doing one thing, I don’t want to be doing something else.”

The 38-year-old broke his left ankle lunging for a grounder in the AL championship series opener against Detroit on Oct. 1 and had surgery a week later. He expects to be ready for opening day against Boston on April 1.

Jeter had a resurgent season in 2012, leading the American League with 216 hits and batting .316 with 15 homers and 58 RBIs. He first injured his ankle in mid-September and fouled balls off his foot several times after that.

Jeter and his teammates who stayed in Tampa didn’t drink the water at the ballpark. Residents have been told to boil water after a power problem Friday at a local water facility.

Signs were posted in the clubhouse and throughout the ballpark saying “Do Not Drink The Water” along with procedures on boiling water.

Bottled water in a cooler replaced the normal water bucket in the dugout. Players and staff were alerted to the situation by text message Friday afternoon.

Notes: RHP Phil Hughes (bulging disk) said he will start working out in a pool Sunday. He could resume throwing in the next few days. … Closer Mariano Rivera (knee surgery) said he could throw batting practice for the second time on Monday. … Yankees minor league RHP Nick Goody sprained his ankle Friday in a multi-vehicle car accident and is using crutches.

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10 Responses to “Jeter runs on the field for the first time since surgery”

  1. Bronx Jeers February 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    The 38-year-old broke his left ankle lunging for a grounder in the AL championship series opener against Detroit on Oct. 1 and had surgery a week later.

    ———————-

    This makes it sound like it was this freak and sudden thing. But have we ever seen Derek hobbled the way he was over the last month of the season?

    Not that it was overly graphic but it was probably one of the most deflating injuries in this era of Yankeedom.

  2. blake February 23rd, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    When Jeter when down in Game 1 it was like the head was taken out and the rest of the body followed….the Yanks just died after that.

  3. Rich in NJ February 23rd, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Plus, Jeter was one of the few guys hitting.

    Great news.

  4. Deal With It February 23rd, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Nice to see Jeter moving forward with his progress.

  5. blake February 23rd, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    @HardballTalk: Curt Schilling’s bloody sock goes for $92,613 at auction http://t.co/1vD0j0uC81 #mlb #hbt

    Hopefully they will do some DNA testing to determine if it was Heinz or Hunts

  6. Felix Unger February 23rd, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Here’s to Phelps and his continued success. Hope his continues to excel and wins that last rotation slot.

  7. jmills February 24th, 2013 at 6:26 am

    In my limited moments I think this is one of my absolutely fabulous favourites. It was a late game on the coast and I was driving to my summer job nightshift. Buck Martinez really got creamed at the plate but still had the wherewithal to try and get Gorman Thomas at third. The throw got by Iorg; Bell scooped it up and got it back to Buck who was on prone flat out. Thomas was kind and allowed himself to be tagged out rather than breaking the other Martinez leg.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/I.....#038;rel=0

  8. blake February 24th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    @eboland11: Today’s lineup: Gardner 8, ichiro 9 cano 4 tex 3 granderson 7 youkilis 5 hafner dh nunez 6 Stewart 2

  9. blake February 24th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Seems like the Yanks are really gonna give Gardner a chance to shine…lets hope he seizes the opportunity

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