After jogging for first time since straining his calf, Derek Jeter expressed some optimism about his return to the Yankees.King also reported that Eric Chavez took BP with Jeter and Bartolo Colon threw 60 pitches in simulated game. He struck out three and allowed two hits. If the Yankees decide that Colon doesn't need rehab start in the minors he could be back for the Mets series.
“Everything is good. Steps in the right direction,” Jeter said from Tampa.
Jeter took 30 swings of live batting practice on the field — thrown by former hitting coach and current minor league instructor Gary Denbo. The shortstop then took seven ground balls before a thunderstorm hit. Jeter returned after the rain delay, played some catch in the outfield and did some light running in outfield — three lights sprints, he ran backwards and side-to-side.
Monday, June 27, 2011
From George A. King III: