Found March 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Derek Jeter was removed from New York’s lineup against the Phillies on Tuesday for “precautionary” reasons because his surgically repaired left ankle feels “stiff.” He said he might be able to play Wednesday and doesn’t consider this a setback. “I’m not concerned because I was told this was going to happen,” Jeter said. “From everything I’ve been told by the doctors, it’s normal.” The 13-time All-Star shortstop was slated to play his first road game this spring but was scratched after taking batting practice. Jeter broke his left ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS against Detroit. He played in his first spring game on March 9 and is 3-for-11 so far. “It’s just stiff, but it’s not in the part that I broke — it’s around it,” Jeter said. “I was told I’m going to feel it around the ankle because I was in a boot for so long. It takes time to strengthen. It’s normal, just have to deal with it and move on.” The 38-year-old Jeter led the American League with
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