Yankees’ Jeter Hit On Field For First Time This Year

Yankees_Derek_Jeter_2013_2TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken on-field batting practice for the first time since his 2013 season was cut short by injuries.

Jeter hit with authority to all fields during a five-round, 39-swing session Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. Jeter also took grounders at shortstop for the first time this year, fielding 34 balls at his usual position.

He says “everything is good so far, knock on wood.”

Jeter, who turns 40 in June, had hit in an indoor batting cage and fielded grounders on infield grass the previous two weeks. He was limited to 17 games last year after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs.

Source: Associated Press

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