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Jeter runs on treadmill, expects to be ready for opener

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter on Monday ran on a treadmill for the first time since the October surgery on his left ankle, and he also fielded ground balls at the Yankees facility, MLB.com reported.

Jeter took about 75 to 80 ground balls at his shortstop position during a morning workout in Tampa, Fla., but he did not move much laterally and made no throws across the diamond.

"I'm just progressing, like I've told you," Jeter said, according to the report. "I'm right where I need to be. I've gotten the OK to do everything now."

The Yankees believe Jeter will be ready to play shortstop on Opening Day against the Red Sox.

"I feel fine," Jeter said. "I was able to do everything else, I just had to be careful with my ankle. Now, I've gotten the green light with that. I've gotten all the green lights I need."

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