Derek Jeter’s surgically repaired fractured left ankle is healed. He had five at-bats in a simulated game against Andy Pettitte yesterday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. So, do those positive developments mean Jeter will play in his first exhibition game today against the Braves despite not testing the foot by running full speed? “I don’t know, I haven’t spoken to [Joe] Girardi,’’ Jeter said following a workout. “I spoke to [trainer] Stevie [Donohue] but I haven’t spoken to Joe in terms of when I am playing.’’ Jeter said he does not have to run the bases full speed to appear in a game. However, he didn’t work out Thursday when he went to North Carolina for a scheduled exam. “It is 100 percent healed, and now we move forward,” Jeter said. Yesterday’s activity included facing Pettitte in a simulated game, batting practice and taking ground balls. “I don’t think I have to run [the bases] full speed to play,’’ said Jeter, who will be a designated hitter in exhibition games when he returns.
Jeter could play today vs. Braves after testing ankle in simulated game
New York Post | Mar 9