The 39-year-old Jeter broke his ankle in the opener of the AL championship series last October. A second fracture was discovered while he was rehabbing, delaying his return. He played only four minor league rehabilitation games before rejoining the Yankees.
Jeter said he hadn’t felt pain in the area since “a couple of days before the last MRI,” which was July 18. But he added that he “wasn’t running then. I was walking.”
AP freelancer Lary Bump contributed to this report.