Derek Jeter, 38, is still recovering from surgery after breaking his ankle last season. It was a devastating blow for the men in pinstripes, but we’re getting closer and closer to his return. The Yankees have managed to stay toward the top of the AL East without their captain, so getting him back can only help. Here’s the latest update on Jeter’s progress:
UPDATE: Monday, June 10, at 1:31 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow
Good news for the Yankees, as Derek Jeter is getting closer to returning to the lineup as he took groundballs and swung a bat for the first time since the setback during his rehab, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
The Yankee captain fielded just 20 groundballs and took 25 dry swings according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who refused to give a more specific time-table for Jeter’s return, other than to say that the plan is still for him to return following the All-Star Game.