Derek Jeter took to the field for batting practice on Monday. It marked his first time on the field for the Yankees since his injury last season.
From the Associated Press,
Jeter hit with authority to all fields during a five-round, 39-swing session at the Yankees’ minor league complex. Jeter also took grounders at shortstop for the first time this year, fielding 34 balls at his usual position.
“Everything is good so far, knock on wood,” Jeter said.
Jeter will do whatever it takes to be ready to go on Opening Day for the Yankees.
“My job is to be ready to play,” Jeter said. “I remember when I was 35, everyone said that was it. He can’t play anymore. End of my career. So, it’s really nothing different. Eventually, somebody is going to be right, you know what I mean? You’re going to run out of numbers.”
Do you think he’ll be able to dominate in what some might say will be Jeter’s last season as a player?