Derek Jeter's road to recovery
Derek Jeter returned to the majors Thursday from an ankle injury he suffered during the 2012 ALCS.
OCT. 13, 2012
Suffers what is later diagnosed as a fractured left ankle in 12th inning of Yankees' ALCS Game 1 loss to the Tigers. After the game, the Yankees announce Jeter will miss the rest of the playoffs, but will be ready to play by the start of spring training.
OCT. 20, 2012
Undergoes surgery in Charlotte, N.C., to repair the fracture. His recovery is expected to take four to five months. Says GM Brian Cashman: "He'll be ready when he's ready."
JAN. 28, 2013
Works out in Tampa, his first session on a ballfield since surgery.
MARCH 9, 2013
Starts at DH in a spring training game against the Braves. He smacks the first pitch he sees into left field for a single.
MARCH 19, 2013
Jeter is scratched from the Yankees lineup due to what manager Joe Girardi terms a "cranky" left ankle. "Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope it's only a day or two," Girardi says.
APRIL 3, 2013
Jeter is placed on DL as Yankees open season.
APRIL 19, 2013
Team announces Jeter has been diagnosed with a small crack in his surgically repaired left ankle and will be out until after the All-Star break.
JULY 9, 2013
Jeter begins his rehab assignment at AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He plays the field and goes 0-2 with a walk.
The return of The Captain. In his first game in nine months, Jeter bats second and starts at DH and reaches first on an infield single.