Derek Jeter resumes on-field workouts

Sep 1, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter (2) reacts after striking out against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter has begun to continue his workouts for the first time since his injury last season.

According to the Associated Press,

The Yankees captain hit off a tee in a batting cage and fielded 108 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt Monday at the Yankees minor league complex.

Jeter, who turns 40 in June, was limited to 17 games last year after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs.

“I don’t think about it, and that’s a good thing,” Jeter said.

Obviously, both Jeter and the New York Yankees are pleased that he is back on the field, as he is a major component of the organization.

Jeter normally begins baseball activities in mid-Janaury in preparation for spring training.

Yankees pitchers, catchers and injured players start workouts Feb. 15, with the rest of the team beginning five days later.

What do you think? Are you happy that Jeter is coming back? Will his presence on the field mean more for the Yankees as they approach the new MLB season?

Topics: Derek Jeter, MLB, New York Yankees

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