TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Derek Jeter received an ovation that could be heard throughout Steinbrenner Field when he jogged onto the diamond for the New York Yankees’ first full-squad workout Monday.
Jeter took part in most of the team drills, including on-field batting practice for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery last October. The 38-year-old captain, who has been hitting in an indoor cage, also took part in a 25-minute defensive session at shortstop.
“It felt good,” Jeter said. “It’s the first time I’m doing everything on the field, in terms of hitting on the field, groundballs on the dirt. What I’m doing now is what I would be doing at the beginning of workouts anyway, but I’m a couple weeks behind.”