The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter resumed baseball activities on Monday for the first time since suffering his broken ankle.
Jeter's session took place at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Florida. He fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt while manning shortstop. He also took hit in the batting cage.
Jeter is expected to start the regular season with the Yankees. He's right on schedule, according to the AP, as this is the time of year he usually starts his on-field pre-spring training routine.
Jeter sustained his ankle injury during the Yankees' American League Championship Series opener against the Detroit Tigers on Oct. 13. He underwent surgery to repair his broken ankle a week later, and New York initially listed his recovery time as four to five months.
Prior to actually taking the field, Jeter had been walking on an underwater treadmill since early January, according to the AP.
Last season for the Yankees, Jeter hit .316/.362/.429 with 32 doubles and 15 home runs over 683 at-bats. 2013 will mark his 19th season at the major league level.