Monday, February 3, 2014

Jeter Takes Live BP In Tampa Today

We're still 11 days from pitchers and catchers reporting to Tampa, but that didn't stop Derek Jeter from continuing his preseason preparation/comeback from the litany of leg injuries that limited him in 2013.  Jeter worked out at the team's complex this morning, taking both live batting practice and fielding grounders at short for the first time since finally shutting it down last season.

Anthony McCarron had the specifics of the session, 39 swings and 34 grounders if you're interested, and Jeter was typical Jeter when asked about the workout by the media:

“Everything is good so far, knock on word...

This offseason is like a normal offseason.  I’m four months ahead of where I was last year. Last year, quite honestly, I want to forget about it.”

Another step in the right direction for The Captain.  We still need to see how he handles full games and playing multiple games in a row to get a good idea of how he'll be once the regular season starts, but live BP and live grounders beats doing nothing in a walking boot 25 hours a day, 8 days a week.

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