Jeter takes ground balls

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the Yankees' stretched this morning, one man was conspicuously absent. No. 2, the captain, was nowhere to be found.

Then at the end of stretch -- use your best Marv Albert impersonation -- "And here comes Derek ... and the crowd is going wild!"

Derek Jeter showed up and the hundreds of fans behind the dugout shouted his name. He went on take ground balls, looking pretty good. He is also scheduled to hit today.