ESPN just showed a snippet of Derek Jeter‘s press conference. Here are some highlights:
- He was asked about his rehab and stated that he’s “only been running on a treadmill to this point.” He added that he expects to be running on the field, “within the next few days.”
- On playing on Opening Day: “Why wouldn’t it be realistic?” and added, “Opening Day was the goal all along.”
- Jeter made a joke that he’s going to be “on Mo’s schedule this Spring.” In case you don’t get that reference, Mariano Rivera doesn’t really throw that much during Spring Training, usually under 10 innings.
- He said won’t be playing when the Yankees start playing next week and said “You can write that down.” He also said he believes you don’t need all of Spring Training to get ready. He mentioned past years when he’s played in the WBC as examples of that.
And now for some tweets/quotes from the beat writers assembled in Tampa: