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Derek Jeter Injury: Updates on New York Yankees Star's Return from Ankle Surgery

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up as LaTroy Hawkins #32 of the New York Mets looks on prior to the game on May 30, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2016

Derek Jeter may be pushing 40, but the star shortstop doesn’t look any closer to calling it quits on one of the greatest careers in New York Yankees history. The injured shortstop is finally ready to make his 2013 regular-season debut.

UPDATE: Saturday, August 3, at 5:52 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

From New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand:

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UPDATE: Saturday, July 27, at 4:37 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

ESPN's Michael Kay provides the latest on Derek Jeter's return:

MLB on Fox suggests the return hinges on how Jeter feels tomorrow:

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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 24, at 6:06 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN passes along a disappointing update on Jeter's status:

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 11, at 11:15 a.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tells us when Jeter might return to his familiar shortstop position for the Bronx Bombers. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 11, at 11:05 a.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Joel Sherman of the New York Post has the latest on where Jeter will fall in the batting order in Thursday's game. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 11, at 9:05 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

ESPN New York has the latest from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman regarding Derek Jeter's return to the Yankees:

Derek Jeter will return to the New York Yankees' lineup on Thursday, GM Brian Cashman confirmed Thursday. 

'After the game last night, after Hafner got hurt, we looked at the weather patterns and I just decided to make the move for today. Derek was scheduled to DH in Scranton, so I figured, he could DH and sit around in the rain in Scranton, or he can DH and sit around in the rain in the Bronx. We chose the Bronx,' Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor.

Cashman said Thursday morning he wasn't sure whether Jeter, who has missed the entire season while recovering from a broken ankle suffered in last season's American League Championship Series, would play against the Kansas City Royals at shortstop or designated hitter.

'We'll talk about it with Joe (Girardi) and see what we decide to do,' he said.

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 11, at 7:45 a.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Joel Sherman of the New York Post has good news for Yankees fans anxious for the captain's return:

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 11, at 1:55 a.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal says Jeter may return even sooner than anticipated:

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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 10, at 7:31 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 10, at 12:45 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest on when Jeter could return from the disabled list. 

Derek Jeter’s equipment from Tampa has made it to The Bronx, likely meaning the Yankees captain won’t be far behind.

Jeter’s equipment coming to New York, as opposed to Scranton where the shortstop will continue his Triple-A rehab tonight, is a very strong indication he will be in pinstripes this weekend for the Yankees' final games before the All-Star break. The Yankees open the second half with a seven-game road trip through Boston and Texas.

Before the Yankees' loss to the Royals—their third straight defeat—manager Joe Girardi would not rule out a weekend return for Jeter.

“He has to play in the field a little bit longer and back-to-back, possibly,’’ Girardi said of Jeter, who took a scheduled night off Tuesday evening. “I know he is ready to be here. He was ready last week, but that’s Derek. He is off [last night] and then I think he is scheduled to play back-to-back.’’

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UPDATE: Sunday, July 7, at 11:25 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

The Yankees have the latest on Jeter:

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UPDATE: Sunday, July 7, at 7:08 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to ESPN's Kieran Darcy, Jeter "went 0-for-2 with a walk and played five innings at shortstop before exiting the game as planned."

Jeter also added this quote about his first rehab start:

"It was fine. I didn't do much," Jeter said. "It was maybe the first time I sort of got a mini-standing ovation for grounding out."

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UPDATE: Friday, July 5, at 2:25 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has the latest update on Derek Jeter and when he'll return to the field. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 4, at 2:45 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News gives the latest update on Jeter's status. 

"I'm anxious to be playing in games," Derek Jeter said. "Everything I've needed to do up until that point, I've done."

The Yankees shortstop has yet to play in a game after breaking his ankle in the 2012 ALCS and aggravating the same injury during spring training. Jeter has gradually made the transition back to the diamond, most recently with simulated at-bats and base running.

"Everything felt good, yes sir," Jeter said. "I think I'm close."

"I see him hitting (batting practice) because I shag during that and that looks good," injured outfielder Curtis Granderson said. "I haven't seen him take ground balls or run or anything like that. But hitting wise everything looks good."

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UPDATE: Friday, June 28, at 5:11 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

MLB.com's Bryan Hoch provides an update on Jeter's status:

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UPDATE: Thursday, June 27, at 1:45 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

New York Post's Dan Martin has the latest on Derek Jeter's recovery from ankle surgery:

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UPDATE: Saturday, June 22, at 11:31 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

NY Daily News' Peter Botte tweeted out a photo of Jeter taking BP:

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 19, at 4:58 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to the Associated Press (via the YES Network), Jeter has taken a major step toward his return to the field:

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken on-field batting practice for the first time since being cleared to increase his rehabilitation program for a broken left ankle.

Jeter took 21 swings on Wednesday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. He looked comfortable at the plate, hitting balls to all fields.

The Yankees captain has also increased his movement by taking grounders and fielding balls backhanded on the grass behind short and throwing to first.

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UPDATE: Thursday, June 13, at 6:40 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to New York Daily News reporter Mark Feinsand, Jeter has been given clearance to progress into baseball activities:

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UPDATE: Monday, June 10, at 1:31 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Good news for the Yankees, as Derek Jeter is getting closer to returning to the lineup as he took groundballs and swung a bat for the first time since the setback during his rehab, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.

Jeter fielded just 20 groundballs and took 25 dry swings according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who refused to give a more specific time-table for Jeter's return, other than to say that the plan is still for him to return following the All-Star Game.

According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports), Jeter hopes to return to baseball activities next week:

Injured Yankees captain Derek Jeter remains hopeful of getting cleared to increase his baseball activities next week.

Still recovering from offseason left ankle surgery, the shortstop has moved his rehab program from New York to the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.

Jeter resumed playing catch last week in addition to indoor cardio work and physical therapy.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, May 29 at 5:29 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Derek Jeter is slowly but surely working his way back from last year's ankle injury and took an important step forward today as he played catch during today's batting practice, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com documented on Instagram.

More importantly, Hoch mentions that today was the first day that the Yankees captain was cleared to play catch and he could move on to fielding groundballs and taking swings soon.

Despite the progress, Jeter wasn't ready to put himself on any sort of timetable, per Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger.

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UPDATE: Thursday, April 18 at 4:22 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Bad news for the Yankees, as Jeter has a small crack in the area of the initial injury and will be out until after the All-Star break, according to GM Brian Cashman (per Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger):

Cashman went on to say that the star shortstop won't need surgery to repair the damage, per Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News:

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UPDATE: Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

As Jeter tries to return from his ankle injury, he will be taking an unscheduled trip to the doctor, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

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