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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter continues to progress
toward his eventual return, as the captain took batting practice for the first
time since suffering his spring training setback yesterday, according to The Associated Press.
Early in the spring, Jeter and the Yankees expressed
optimism that the shortstop would be able to rejoin the team by Opening Day. However,
the veteran experienced a setback in the ankle he injured during last year’s
playoffs toward the end of spring training, and he’s been recovering since.
He continued that recovery yesterday, as he resumed hitting
on the field for the first time since being shut down. He took 32 swings in
batting practice, and he also ran the bases for the second consecutive day. Beyond
his time in the cage and on the bases, Jeter also fielded 45 grounders at short
and threw to first base for the first time since his setback.
This is all considered good news as Jeter continues to
recover, but there is still no timeframe for his return. There was speculation
of a May 1 target date, but neither the Yankees nor Jeter have mentioned that
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