Feb
04

Jeter expects to resume running in a few weeks

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Via Erik Boland: Derek Jeter continues to hit in the batting cage and field ground balls in Tampa as he rehabs from left ankle surgery, and he’s expected to begin running when position players report in a few weeks. ”I’m right where I need to be,” said the Cap’n. Pitchers and catchers are due to report next Tuesday, but position players don’t have to show up until next Saturday, February 16th. I’m going to be worried about a possible setback until Jeter is completely cleared by doctors, but so far so good.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

95 Comments»

  1. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    Great news. I was afraid he was gonna take the field opening day looking like Dom DeLuise.

  2. Havok9120 says:

    I will continue to think we’ll need Nunez on the roster until I can see the Captain fielding multiple days in a row without embarrassing himself. We need the safety net and Nix playing SS 4 days a week is something which needs to be avoided.

    • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

      Don’t you think Nunez is pretty much a lock for the 25 man roster?

      • Havok9120 says:

        I do, unless Adams plays out of his mind all during the Spring at both 2nd and 3rd and the FO’s thinking lines up just perfectly to let him and Nix be the bench guys while letting Nunez be a full time SS. That or the combination of the Cap’n looking perfect and the FO thinking Nix can play SS fairly well. Something like that.

        It seems like a lot of little pegs need to fall in just the right holes for him to miss the roster out of ST.

    • jjyank says:

      Yeah, I agree. As I pointed out in the previous thread, Nix has only played 18 games at SS in the last 3 years combined. Right now, they need a real SS on the roster as a safety net.

      • trr says:

        Love DJ, but must agree. at this point does not seem that Nunez/Nix are the answer. Where can we find a viable SS that we can, ahem, afford?

        • Havok9120 says:

          They’re definitely the answer this season. Not only because of the budget, but because they’re as good or better than anyone else that could readily be had (at least as far as I know).

          I mean, if Nunez weren’t on the team, he’s the kind of guy we’d need. Cheap, has upside on offense and defense, looks like he just needs a bit of polish, etc. We have what is more or less the perfect piece to caddy for Jeter. Were he any better, he’d be someone’s starter.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          In that role, it’s not even a matter of who you can afford. It’s who even fits the UTL role that’s out there to begin with.

      • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

        You don’t see Nunez referred to as a “real SS” too often. Let’s hope the baseball god of defense shines down upon him this year

  3. Dale Mohorcic says:

    Is the season about to start yet?

    • Havok9120 says:

      Just eight days ’til the most pointless newsday in American sports.

      • Pat D says:

        No, that was six days ago.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        “PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORTED!!!!!! NOW WHAT?!?!”

        *looks with longing at 10-second video of Nik Turley playing catch*

        • Havok9120 says:

          They don’t even do that most of the time!

          That’s my favorite part of that day: to “report” all they really need to do is confirm that they’re somewhere in the vicinity of Tampa. It’s hilarious.

        • MannyGeee says:

          The big news story is: “Who will be the Player X, Y and Z this season…”

          As in “Player X has shown up to camp in the best shape of his life, says he took a new workout approach with Player Z and the dividends are paying off…”

          Also, “Player Y has shown up 15 pounds overweight. Girardi is not impressed”…

          (Here’s a hint. One of these may or may not be Future Hall of Famer Ronnier Mustieller)

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