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Yankees' Derek Jeter Working His Way Back from Ankle Injury

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Believe it or not, spring training is just around the corner and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is doing all he can to be ready for opening day.

According to Bryan Hoch of,  Jeter is out of a walking boot and has begun working out in Tampa. He could be able to resume baseball activities later this month.

Jeter suffered an ankle fracture during the American League Championship Series last October against the Detroit Tigers.

"He's doing fine," Yankees general manger Brian Cashman said. "All the boots are off. He's allowed to walk around now in shoes and stuff, but he's not doing any running. He's at the complex and they have an underwater treadmill, so he's doing some walking underwater."

"Sometime in mid-to-late January, he'll be cleared for some baseball activities; hitting and fielding. He won't be doing any running until the very back end of this. That's the plan so far, and he's doing well," Cashman added.

Last season, the 38-year old Jeter batted .316 and had 216 hits, his most in a single season since 1999.

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