In the rare piece of good news for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter may be returning to the field soon. While Jeter has been participating in just about all the drills and practices the Yankees conduct during spring, he has now officially been cleared for all baseball activities.
According to Sweeney Murti of WFAN in New York, Jeter could return to game action soon.
Jeter cleared for full activities after visiting Dr in No. Carolina today. Still no date for his first exhib game, but should be soon.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) March 7, 2013
Jeter has been out since fracturing his ankle last October during the American League Championship Series. Most people are interested to see how Jeter will look when he finally takes the field again. As a shortstop, he relies on his agility more than some other players. The ankle can certainly hinder that.
Jeter will be entering he final year of his current contract. He probably has one more deal coming before he retires. The future Hall of Famer will continue to add to his hit total, will continue to rack up accomplishments, and will continue to be the stable leader the Yankees need. But there's not much time left.
At 38 years old and coming off ankle surgery, Jeter will likely see less time in the field and more time as a DH. It's only natural as long as he proves he can still hit.
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