Jeter cleared for baseball activities

Derek Jeter is out of  a walking boot, and now he’s been cleared to resume baseball activities as well, according to the Associated Press. That gives him the chance for a full and mostly normal Spring Training, as Jeter doesn’t even plan to begin preparing for the upcoming season until later this month. “I’ve got the OK to start,” Jeter told reporters at his charity golf event. “But I don’t start until next week or the week after, anyway. In terms of baseball activity, I’m right where I need to be.” Needless to say, that’s a good sign for where The Captain is in his rehab from surgery on the fractured ankle.

Jeter also said he isn’t worried about the newest round of concerns over the Yankees’ collective age, and expects the team to compete in 2013. “Too old or experienced?” Jeter said. “I’m pretty sure we’ll be competitive, and be right where we need to be.”

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

3 thoughts on “Jeter cleared for baseball activities

  1. This much is clear… over the next 2 seasons, as the talent gap between them and the rest of the division/AL continues to shrink, the Yankees are going to be relying on Jeter's poised leadership more than ever before…

    Even just from a 'tangible' perspective, between the Arod injury and the fact that they still don't know what to do with Nunez, Jeter is probably as important to the team as he's been in many years..

    Of course I'm worried… everyone should be, he's 38 coming off a major injury… but I firmly believe that he's up to the challenge

  2. I'm glad to get updates on Jeter, but can you stop posting that image? It gives me nightmares.

  3. It's always good to see an athlete return from a serious injury. The only question now is how long will it take for Jeter to be back to full game form – if he ever does at all. Something nasty like that tends to have some sort of effect on a player's abilities one way or another.