Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been
diagnosed with mild inflammation of his left ankle.
Jeter was scratched from Tuesday's spring training loss to Philadelphia
because of soreness in his surgically repaired ankle. He was slated to play
his first road game of the spring, but experienced soreness in his ankle
while taking batting practice before the contest.
The veteran infielder was examined by Dr. Daniel Murphy, and precautionary x-
rays and an MRI were taken. X-rays proved negative, but the MRI revealed the
The 38-year-old future Hall of Famer could return to the lineup as soon as
Wednesday. He has played five games this spring and has three hits in 11 at-
Jeter suffered a fractured ankle in Game 1 of the American League Championship
Series against Detroit last October while awkwardly fielding a grounder in the
12th inning of what turned out to be a 6-4 loss that ignited a four-game
Tigers' sweep. He had surgery a week later.
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