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Pregame notes: Jeter begins running again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter ran today. It wasn’t a full, hard-as-he-can sprint, but Jeter did put one foot in front of the other in a fairly aggressive fashion. He also hit in the cage and took ground balls with a little bit of side-to-side movement. Joe Girardi said Jeter is scheduled to take batting practice outside tomorrow.

“That is not as big a step as being able to run,” Girardi said. “He did some sprints. It’s not 100 percent, but he was able to do them and to me that’s a big step. I’m really curious to see how he’s going to feel tomorrow.”

The Yankees actually shot video of Jeter going through today’s drills so that Girardi and the major league staff can see it for their own eyes to assess how he looks.

“He looked as good as any point that I’d seen him in spring training,” Girardi said. “… You don’t know how he’s going to react tomorrow. I don’t really want to put a timetable on it because I don’t know how he’s going to feel tomorrow after what he did. Before he’d been running on a treadmill in the water. It’s really hard to say.”

Basically, the Yankees still need to see Jeter running at 100 percent, and they need him to go through a multi-game rehab assignment with plenty of back-to-back games. He’s still a long way from being active, but today does seem like a fairly significant step in the process. Girardi was asked whether Jeter will simply call and tell Girardi when he’s ready to be activated.

“Oh, I’m sure he’ll contact everybody,” Girardi said.

• Brennan Boesch has been taking ground balls at first base and seems pretty encouraged by the process. The Yankees want to have him available as another option beyond Lyle Overbay and Kevin Youkilis. Boesch hasn’t played the position since high school, but he’s been working with Mick Kelleher and Mark Teixeira to learn the footwork involved. “If I was horrible, I’d tell them, don’t even try,” Boesch said. “But I feel like every day I get a little better and every day I feel like I can help the team if they need me over there soon enough.”

• Clay Rapada is back. He’s re-signed with the Yankees on a minor league deal. Not sure, but I have to assume he’ll be with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre soon enough. To get him back to the big leagues, though, the Yankees still have to find a 40-man spot for him. That might not be good news for Cody Eppley.

• I didn’t know this rule, but Dan Barbarisi reports that Rapada can’t return to the big leagues until May 3 because of league restrictions about players who have been released and re-signed.

• Curtis Granderson has been cleared to swing, but he’s going to do that underwater first. Seriously. He’s going to swing in a pool before hitting off a tee. “Hopefully by the weekend he’s taking some tee and toss,” Girardi said. “They’ll put him in the water so it’s less violent. Not completely underwater. They’re not going to get him a tank and oxygen. That would be interesting.”

• Girardi said, as far as he knows, Hiroki Kuroda came through yesterday’s start just fine, with no additional finger issues.

• The Indians were planning to activate Jason Giambi today, but they’ve instead called up two different catchers — including former Yankees minor leaguer Omir Santos — to help deal with injuries to Carlos Santana and Lou Marson.

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12 Responses to “Pregame notes: Jeter begins running again”

  1. austinmac April 9th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Some hope on Jeter. The test truly is how will it feel after the increased activity.

    I just saw the strike call in the Rays game. Wow. That was unbelievably bad. It missed the plate by at least a foot. Eric Gregg lives.

  2. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    If Nunez continues to play well, they can spot Jeter in the field at SS.

    What about playing Jeter at 1B so that both he and Hafner can play?

  3. GregD April 9th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    If Nunez continues to play well, they can spot Jeter in the field at SS.

    What about playing Jeter at 1B so that both he and Hafner can play?

    ———————-
    good suggestion but would that be hard on the ankle?

  4. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    good suggestion but would that be hard on the ankle?

    How could it be any harder than playing SS?

  5. GregD April 9th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    good suggestion but would that be hard on the ankle?

    How could it be any harder than playing SS?
    ———–
    not sure that it would but foot work is extremely important at first base

  6. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    not sure that it would but foot work is extremely important at first base

    Yea but that means like knowing where to put your feet, not necessarily more ankle crushing than the maneuvers required for SS. Plus lack of getting taken out on double plays/less ‘planting’ to fire a strong throw.

  7. cigator April 9th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    When is my man arod comin back. Seems like he has retired already

  8. blake April 9th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    blake says:
    April 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    I do agree that the yanks should use this QO stuff to their advantage….they never get to pick high but compiling multiple 1st round picks even if they are late gives them a better chance to strike gold….also increased their pool money

  9. mick April 9th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    why would no one sign rapada?

  10. jackamir April 9th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Meredith has done a very good job. She is very informative and gives a professional interview with players. I think Meredith is an asset to Yankee broadcasts.

  11. RadioKev April 9th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I dunno, maybe no one wanted to give a 40 man spot to an injured LOOGY. Or maybe Rapada just preferred to stay with the Yankees given his options?

  12. Niblick April 10th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Why would no one sign Rapada? Perhaps because they’ve seen him pitch.


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