(SportsData) – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter took a few swings and fielded some grounders Monday in Tampa, his first baseball activity since breaking his left ankle in last fall’s American League Championship series.
“Everything went well,” Jeter said after the workout, adding that he is on schedule with his normal onfield pre-Spring Training routine.
Jeter was hurt while diving for a ground ball hit by Jhonny Perlata on Oct. 13 in the 12th inning of the playoff opener against Detroit at Yankee Stadium. He was helped off the field and had surgery a week later. The Tigers won that game on their way to a sweep of the series.
Last season, his 18th in the major leagues, Jeter led all of baseball with 216 hits. He expects to be ready to go when the Yankees open the 2013 season on April 1st at home against the Boston Red Sox.
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