Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/16/14
It looks like that rehabbing left ankle of Derek Jeter's isn't the only thing that's getting cranky these days and, prior to his Triple-A game Saturday, the New York Yankees shortstop made it clear that questions about his health and the ankle's setbacks and progress are growing old. “I will not address how anything feels anymore,” Jeter said. “It’s good. It’s not broken. Some things you’ve got to work through, so it’s really pointless to sit here and say each and every day, ‘How’s it feel; does it feel better?’ It’s pointless. Some days are good, some days are bad, but you’ve got to work through it. So that’s what I’m going to do.” If the Yankees Captain banned the ankle talk, before playing for the first time since being scratched Tuesday due to stiffness in his surgically-repaired left ankle, he was more than willing to talk about his at-bats after the game.  Even if he did go 0-4 with four groundouts. “Results, just like when you start, aren’t the most important thing,” Jeter said. “It’s just to see pitches and that’s what I did, and then we’ll move from there.” It probably wasn't the groundouts that people noticed but the way Jeter gingerly trotted down to first base on the wet field after he made contact with the ball. "No, not at all, " The 39-year-old Jeter said when asked if he was running to first at full speed. "It takes time, but I was also cautious, the field was kind of wet and I almost wiped out twice coming out of the box, but that is something you build up to. "I feel good," he added. "The good thing is that I am seeing it good." Jeter — who also has his eyes focused on the April 1 Opening Day —  never tested his ankle running the bases, trotting down the first-base line each time on the slippery field. In between at-bats, Jeter hit some balls off a tee with Reggie Jackson, who was on hand for Jeter’s game. The condition of his ankle wasn’t the only thing Jeter didn’t want to discuss. The shortstop also asked reporters not to reveal the Michigan-VCU basketball score that was taking place at the same time as he was recording it at home and planned to watch it after his game was finished. It wasn't clear if Jeter would be the DH again on Sunday.
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