Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/4/13
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is not running yet but has been fielding ground balls and taking batting practice as he recovers from surgery to repair a broken left ankle. He also addressed the latest PED allegations related to teammate Alex Rodriguez ... sort of. Jeter said Monday he is on schedule to be ready by Opening Day. "Everything's been good, everything's right where it needs to be," Jeter said in the New York Daily News. "The goal is April 1, that's when we start our season. I'm progressing, right where I need to be." Jeter hit in the batting cage at the Yankees' minor-league complex in Tampa, Fla., Monday morning and fielded 55 grounders. He will not start running, however, until position players report to spring training on Feb. 17. When asked by reporters about Rodriguez, Jeter declined to comment. "Let him speak first," Jeter said. "Everybody knows that. I don't comment on anyone until they speak first, so let him address his situation before I co...
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