NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter did not let a thunderstorm deter him from increasing his workouts.
The Yankees captain, on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf, took batting practice on the field for the first time and started a running program Monday.
“You’ve got to run,” Jeter said on Sunday. “Once you start running, then we’ll have a better sense.”
Jeter took 30 swings in batting practice. He fielded seven grounders on the grass before rain forced a stop. After a brief delay, Jeter returned to the field for three light sprints and some agility-related drills.
There is no date yet for when Jeter, who turned 37 on Sunday, will rejoin the lineup. He’s six hits shy of 3,000, a chase that’s been on hold since getting hurt June 13.
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