The most talked about ankle in the Yankees’ universe is fine. The same can’t be said about other body parts belonging to Derek Jeter.
“The leg feels fine, everything else is a little rough,’’ Jeter said following yesterday’s first full-squad workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Asked what he meant by rough, it sounded as if the rest of Jeter’s 38-year-old body is barking.
“Everything, where do you want to start?’’ Jeter asked. “My neck, my shoulder, my back, my calf. I am talking about getting in shape.’’
Rehabbing from October left ankle surgery didn’t allow Jeter to work out as much as other players during the offseason. He admitted to being two weeks behind.
Yesterday, Jeter took ground balls on the infield dirt, turned double plays and hit on the field for the first time. He didn’t stretch with the club or run outside. Instead he went through a stretching program tailored for his needs inside and ran on a treadmill. And he didn’t run the bases after the first round of batting practice in which he lined the initial pitch from Tony Pena to right field.
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