According to the AP, Derek Jeter has been cleared to resume baseball activities as he rehabs from a late-October surgery to repair a fractured left ankle. “I’ve got the okay to start … but I don’t start until next week or the week after, anyway,” said the Cap’n. “In terms of baseball activity, I’m right where I need to be.”
Last we heard, the 38-year-old Jeter had been riding a bike and running in a pool. An Opening Day return seems likely but is far from guaranteed at this point. A setback is always possible, as we saw when Andy Pettitte pushed himself too hard recovering from his leg fracture at midseason. The most important thing is that Jeter is progressing well and he’s right where he needs to be. Very good news.