Jeter runs infield for first time since broken ankle
TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees captain Derek Jeter ran on the infield dirt Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field, the first time he has done so since breaking his left ankle last October.
"He ran the bases a bit, slowly," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after New York's 8-3 Grapefruit League victory over the Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "He's at least outside, doing some running, so that's good."
Jeter has said that he expects to be ready for the Yankees' April 1 opener against the Red Sox in New York, but he is about two weeks behind the rest of the team's position players in his preparation.
The Yankees expect Eduardo Nunez to receive the majority of the early spring reps at shortstop, with Jeter first being eased into duty as a designated hitter later in camp.