CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ran on a field for the first time in several weeks, his biggest steps yet in his comeback from injury.
Manager Joe Girardi said Jeter did some sprints, took grounders and hit indoors at the team’s training complex in Tampa, Fla.
Girardi has been watching videotapes of Jeter’s workouts and said the perennial All-Star “looked as good as at any point that I had seen him in spring training.”
Jeter hasn’t played since March 23, when his left ankle bothered him while running. He was placed on the disabled list on March 31 and there’s no timetable on when the 38-year-old will be activated.
Girardi said Jeter is “ramping” up his activity each day and the plan is for him to run again on Wednesday. Jeter had only been running on an underwater treadmill.
Source: Associated Press.