Captain Comeback: Jeter ready to run


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Jeter's doctor visit apparently went well and he is ready for the next step in his rehab from a twice-broken left ankle.

According to the Yankees, Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed surgery on Jeter's ankle last October, reported the injury is "healing" and "has given clearance for Jeter to progress into baseball activities and running."

Jeter, who will turn 39 on June 26, has been taking some tee-and-toss and light grounders at the Yankees' developmental complex in Tampa, Fla. It is expected he will need at least six weeks, the equivalent of a full spring training, barring setbacks, before he is ready to return to action.