TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is having an easy day in his return to shortstop.
Jeter didn't get any chances in the field through the first three innings Wednesday night in an exhibition game against Philadelphia.
The 38-year-old Jeter hadn't played the field since breaking his left ankle in the first game of the AL championship series last October.
Jeter was the designated hitter in two spring training games before taking on the Phillies.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi joked before the game that he didn't want to see Jeter doing any cartwheels or back flips on the field.
Girardi said he hopes Jeter's ankle is healed enough that he'll be able to play more regularly in the field over the next few weeks.

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