Injury is the theme of New York's spring as a myriad of health-related question marks have emerged. It starts with the captain as
continues to recover from surgery needed to repair a fractured ankle suffered during last year's postseason. Jeter broke his left ankle and underwent surgery to repair the break in late October. The initial timeline estimated he would miss four to five months and he has indeed returned to action during spring training. He played in consecutive games for the first time earlier in the week and it sounds like he will be in the starting lineup on Opening Day. The ankle will be more of an issue in the field while moving laterally to cover shortstop but could also limit him on the basepath in early portions of the season. However these minor issues should not affect his year-end numbers and he has the ability to be a productive player at a discounted rate. Keep in mind Jeter has only appeared on the disable
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