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Derek Jeter said that it has been "difficult" and "frustrating" to remain on the disabled list with an injured left ankle while his team plays, but he has vowed to rejoin the lineup this season.
Derek Jeter plans to rejoin the big league team in New York on Thursday and will address the media during a news conference at Yankee Stadium.
Curtis Granderson could sense the disappointment that Derek Jeter felt after learning he had re-injured his surgically repaired left ankle, but Granderson also believes that Jeter might have found some relief in finally understanding why it was taking him so long to feel normal on a baseball field again.
The Yankees will be without Derek Jeter until at least the All-Star break, as the team announced on Thursday that a CT scan revealed a small fracture in the shortstop's surgically repaired left ankle.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been taking batting practice and fielding ground balls at the club's training complex in Tampa, Fla., but he has still not received clearance to play in Minor League games. Jeter's progress has been slow since he felt soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle on March 23, the last time he has played in a game. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Tuesday that Jeter is not likely to rejoin the club by May 1.
Derek Jeter took batting practice, fielded ground balls and threw to first base at the Yankees' Minor League complex Wednesday morning, and Curtis Granderson was in center field tracking line drives and fly balls.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter has advanced to running on the field and continues to progress as he works out in Tampa, Fla., but it is still too early for the club to offer a timetable for his expected return to big league action.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter took 41 ground balls hit directly at him on the grass near the left-field fence at the club's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday morning, according to The Associated Press.
Derek Jeter is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but the focus right now is simply getting the captain back on the field in Tampa.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter played long toss and performed strengthening exercises on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., but he is not expected to be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible on Saturday.
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