Jun 19 3:14p
Jeter (ankle) took batting practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering his second fractured ankle in mid-April, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Jeter was cleared to begin baseball activities last Thursday, and his first appearance at the plate, even in the cage, is a welcome and encouraging sign. The development adds to last week's fielding of groundballs, but he is looking increasingly unlikely to join the Yankees before the All-Star break. Expect his recovery to include an excess of caution in order to prevent a setback.