After a publicly frustrating 2013, Derek Jeter began his on-field workout to prepare for his return in 2014.
The captain of the Yankees hit off a tee and fielded 108 grounders at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Florida earlier today. Jeter, who turns 40 in June, is finally relieved to have typical offseason after only playing 17 games in 2013 after breaking his ankle during the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.
“It’s good to have a normal offseason and get some work in,” Jeter said. “Everything is normal now.”
Jeter normally begins his workouts in mid-January to prepare for Spring Training. Workouts for pitchers, catchers and injured players begins February 15 while full squad workouts begin on February 20.