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Jeter To Start On-Field Work

Derek Jeter‘s road to recovery took another step in the right direction. The Yankees shortstop expects to be on the field Monday which is about a month before pitchers and catchers even report to camp. At his Turn 2 Foundation event, he talked briefly about his off-season workouts saying they were “real good.”

Jeter has used this off-season to make sure he comes back much stronger and is “anxious” to get back on the field. “I started working out at the beginning of November, so it’s been a while.” Luckily he hasn’t had any set backs but this is the first big step in his full recovery. After a rough season, he has put in a lot of work to be ready and is really “…looking forward to getting out there.”

Derek Jeter’s 2013 season is one he would like to forget going forward. As a result of rushing back from a major ankle injury suffered in the 2012 postseason, Jeter made four separate trips to the disabled list while appearing in just 17 games. His ankle was a result of two of these stints. The other two were caused by a quad strain and a calf strain.

Jeter is just two years removed from one of his best seasons. In 2012, he hit .316 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI. He had well over 200 hits and played in 159 games. The typical Derek Jeter season. With 2013 now in the rear view mirror, he can focus on proving many people wrong by being a productive hitter again.

If there is one player with the determination to overcome anything, it’s Derek Jeter. After having a season like 2013, he has worked harder than ever to prepare himself for a durable 2014 campaign. One thing is for sure, he will make sure his name is penciled in to that lineup come opening day.

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  • roy

    Thank you. Article states the facts and does not use the 2013 season as predictive of 2014. Jeter historically has worked very hard in the off seasons – particularly once his range began to suffer. I appreciate an article that has an open mind. Fact is that no one knows whether he can return to 2012 form. With all the holes in the Yankee lineup (starting pitching, back end relief, 2B, 3B, corner outfield) the Yankees were smart to pencil Jeter into shortstop and have a solid glove in Brendan Ryan as a backup. They did not need a self-induced problem at shortstop

    • JoeDaBeast

      I predict this season as the Captain’s LAST season, but without the Rivera fanfare, because DJ will not be able to admit it to himself until around the All-Star Break.