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."