Jeter continues limited onfield work
Thursday, June 23, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter threw for the third straight day Thursday as he rehabs a strained right calf muscle that landed him on the disabled list.
Jeter has been on the DL since July 14, putting his chase for 3,000 hits on hold. He was six shy of reaching the milestone when he was hurt during a game June 13 against Cleveland.
The Yankees' captain has been working out at the team's spring training complex. He could increase his on-the-field workout in the next couple days.
Also, right-hander Bartolo Colon and infielder Eric Chavez increased their onfield drills as they rehab injuries.
Colon, sidelined by a strained right hamstring, ran sprints in the outfield for the first time in addition to his third consecutive day of long toss. Chavez, out with a broken left foot, said he was fine after running from home to first around a half-dozen times.