Derek Jeter to have ankle examined next week

Derek Jeter plays catch during batting practice before Derek Jeter plays catch during batting practice before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (June 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had little to report about his injured left ankle during a visit to the team's minor-league complex Thursday.

Jeter said he plans to return to Charlotte, N.C., next week for a visit with Dr. Robert Anderson and another CT scan. A scan in mid-April revealed a small fracture in the ankle that was surgically repaired last October.

Until next week's visit with Anderson, who performed the surgery in October, Jeter said he can do nothing except "physical therapy and cardio, that's about it."

"I have no news, none," Jeter told a handful of reporters outside the club's complex. "Can't do anything different until I see the doctor, so there's absolutely no news from me . . . I mean, I wish I could do more, but I can't until I go to the doctor.

"I really do wish I had an update."

The Yankees have not given a timetable for Jeter's return other than "sometime after the All-Star break." They've used the same line for when they expect Alex Rodriguez to return.

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Before Thursday night's game against the Mariners, Joe Girardi said that between the two stars, he expects the third baseman back first.

"He's further ahead than Derek," Girardi said. "We've said both of them after the All-Star break and Derek really hasn't done any baseball activity yet and it's June 6. So I'm not sure, but it seems like ."

Jeter, 38, appeared at Yankee Stadium last week before a game against the Mets. He played catch and later limped into the news conference room to address reporters.

Jeter had hoped to be back by Opening Day, but the ankle didn't heal as quickly as Jeter hoped and a new crack soon developed.

With Erik Boland

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