Derek Jeter last played a game for the Yankees on September 7th of last season. Ankle and quad injuries had wrecked his season and limited him to 17 games. The least he had played since a 15 game cup of coffee back in 1995.
The Yankees captain returned to the field on Monday to take batting practice and workout in the infield. According to the AP report he took exactly 108 grounders at shortstop.
Jeter told the media present that he's fulling good and looking forward to the upcoming season.
''It's good to have a normal offseason and get some work in,'' Jeter said. ''Everything is normal now.''The Yankees pitchers and catchers report to Tampa on Valentine's Day.