Superstar shortstop now over ankle injury which delayed the start to his MLB season.
New York Yankees superstar shortstop Derek Jeter has been cleared to resume full baseball activities and run on his surgically repaired left ankle.
Jeter was examined on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, by doctor Robert Anderson, who performed the initial surgery after Jeter broke his left ankle in last year’s American League Championship Series.
Anderson determined that the injury is healing.
Jeter, a 13-time All-Star, played in 159 games last year, his most since 2005, and batted .316 with 15 homers and 58 runs batted in.
He led the American League with 216 hits and finished seventh in the American League Most Valuable Player voting.
In April, Yankees general manger Brian Cashman said the team expected Jeter to return to action “sometime after the All-Star break.”
The 38-year-old had said in February he hoped to be ready to play by opening day, but his rehabilitation didn’t progress that quickly.
The Yankees were in Oakland on Thursday for the third of a three-game series against the Athletics.
Nate Freiman’s single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 18th lifted the A’s to a 3-2 victory over New York.