Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/7/13
It's unlikely that Derek Jeter will be making his spring debut this Sunday against the Blue Jays — the March 10 date which the New York Yankees had circled on their calenders a couple of weeks ago. The news does not mean that Jeter's ankle isn't healing on schedule or he is in jeopardy of missing the date that means the most to him — April 1. "That's my job, to be ready  on April 1," the shortstop said of the season opener at Yankee Stadium.  "I will be there as soon as I can play," said Jeter. "I don't put a date on it.  That [March 10] was a date that was floated out there, but if I can play before I will play before. If it's after, it's after.  When I am able to do it you guys know I will do it." Jeter is progressing with his rehab but hasn't run the bases at full speed. He is working on increasing the intensity of his base-running exercises. "I have to run the bases at full speed. That's probably one of the most important things," he said. "All the other little things come
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