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Doctors have cleared The Captain for workouts
Derek Jeter says he has been cleared to workout by doctors, according to sources. “I’ve got the OK to start,” said Jeter, the 38-year-old captain of the New York Yankees, at a launch party for his Turn 2 Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. He added, “But I don’t start until next week or the week after, anyway. In terms of baseball activity, I’m right where I need to be.”
Jeter broke his ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Tigers on October 13 and had surgery a week later. His recovery time was estimated to be four to five months, which was enough time for his rehab to be complete by the start of the season. He is right on schedule play on Opening Day, which is at home against the Red Sox on April 1.
Jeter had a resurgent season in 2012, where he batted .316, had 15 home-runs, and scored 99 runs. However, it will be his defense that will be looked at when he returns to the field. It is no secret that his range has become limited, which is only expected for a player entering his 18th season, but with the ankle injury, his range could be even less than expected. It will be something keep notice of when he returns, but they call him The Captain for a reason.
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Here's some more news on the injury front via CBS New York:Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he’s been cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle.
The 38-year-old team captain reiterated Wednesday that he is on track to be in New York’s starting lineup for the opener on April 1.
Jeter won’t take the field for workouts until later...
It looks like Derek Jeter's post-surgery rehabbing is coming along right on schedule and his offseason prediction that he expects to be ready for Opening day in the Bronx is not a forgone boast.
Tuesday, the New York Yankees shortstop was pictured for the first time without a special boot to protect his repaired left ankle that he fractured during the ALCS.
Jeter, who underwent...
Left-hander Boone Logan and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.25 million.
His agreement Friday on the non-guaranteed deal avoided salary arbitration.
The 27-year-old reliever was 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA and one save in 80 games, tied for the major league lead. He can become a free agent after this season.
New York's projected...
Jorge Posada is ready to put on the pinstripes at spring training this year as a guest instructor for the New York Yankees.
''They haven't asked me yet, but they said they are going to,'' Posada said on Friday. ''I'll be around.''
The former All-Star catcher is a coach this weekend at the Yankees' fantasy camp for women. It marked his...
Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million.
Wednesday's deal, which is not guaranteed, avoided salary arbitration. Players and teams without agreements are set to swap proposed arbitration salaries on Friday.
Hughes, who is eligible for free agency after next season, was 18-8 in 2010, slumped...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Wednesday and it is believed that recovery from the procedure means that A-Rod will be out of the Bronx Bombers lineup until mid-July, sometime around the All-Star Break. The surgery, performed by at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. Bryan Kelly reportedly “went as...
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Nervous Yankee fans got their wish Thursday when Team USA’s roster was announced without Andy Pettitte’s name on it. The left-hander will not pitch in this year’s World Baseball Classic, contradicting reports earlier in the week that the soon-to-be 41 year old would participate.
No reason has come out yet as to why Pettitte is not on the roster, but...
Reliever Joba Chamberlain and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,875,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
Chamberlain returned Aug. 1 after being sidelined for 14 months by elbow and ankle injuries. The 27-year-old right-hander went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in 22 games, striking out 22 in 20 2-3 innings.
His deal, which is not guaranteed, gives Chamberlain...
The New York Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing with pitcher Phil Hughes, when Hughes agreed to a one-year, $7.15 million contract, the New York Daily News reported. Hughes, 26, was 16-13 last season with a 4.32 earned average in 32 games, all starts. His best season was 2010, when he went 18-8. He made $2.7 million in 2011 and $3.2 million in 2012.
Alex Rodriguez looked positively chipper after his hip operation Wednesday and even took time out to post a photo of himself and tell his fans he was ready for rehab.
The New York Yankees third baseman underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and cyst in his left hip at the Hospital for special Surgery in Manhattan.
A-Rod gave a thumbs up after the procedure...
Derek Jeter has been the face of American baseball for nearly two decades. He plays the marquee position for the sport's flagship franchise. He has five World Series rings and a .308 postseason batting average. You name the category, he's the active leader -- championships, endorsements, tabloid ink spilled in the name of his dating life.
And when the call came to play for...
A person familiar with the diagnosis says Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was found to have relatively minimal cartilage damage in his left hip during surgery this week.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not make that detail public.
Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery, who operated on A-Rod on Wednesday, said last week...
The Washington Nationals will be paying Rafael Soriano more than any other reliever not named Mariano Rivera. And they will be giving up draft picks and limiting themselves in slot money for the upcoming draft. All this because the New York Yankees gave Soriano a qualifying offer that he turned down, and the Nationals signed him.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports...
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