Sep 14, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) smiles in the dugout during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter begins offseason workouts, status on ankle unknown until at least January

This last season was nothing more than a nightmare health wise for future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter.

The Yankees were able to sign Jeter to a one year contract, which will more than likely be the last he’ll ever sign in his 18 plus career.

During the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers a year ago, Jeter fractured his left ankle during game one of that series and ended up having surgery late October. Things were looking great for Jeter until he suffered a crack in the ankle he was currently going through rehab for.

It was a major set back for him as he spent the beginning of the 2013 season ont he disabled list. Jeter later returned to the starting lineup for the Bronx Bombers in July where he was later placed on the disabled list in early August after suffering a calf strain.

DJ returned once again but was later placed on the 15 day-disabled list for the third time this season. Midway through September, the Yankees finally placed the banged up shortstop on the 60-day disabled list which ended his season.

So out of 162 games, Jeter was limited to just 17 games this season. The last time he played in less than 20 games was his rookie season back in 1995 where he only played in 15 games. Since then, Jeter has played almost every game of the season up until this season.

Now Jeter has started his offseason workouts as the Yankees are expecting to use him as their primary shortstop next season.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, the Yankees won’t know the status of his ankle until at least January.

So what do you think baseball fans? This is obviously Jeter’s final season, so do you think he can get back to his old form and have a break out year? Or will he continue to be plagued with injuries in 2014?

Leave your opinion in the comment section below.

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