TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has no concerns about the health of shortstop Derek Jeter, who was limited to 17 games last season due to leg injuries.
Jeter is scheduled to play Thursday against Pittsburgh in his first spring training game of his final season.
Cashman said Wednesday he is "more curious as to like how the weather report is for tomorrow than what he's going to look like."
"What happened last year was unfortunate and unexpected," Cashman said. "I've been conditioned not to worry about Derek Jeter, and I haven't deviated from that."
Jeter, who turns 40 in June, broke his left ankle in the 2012 AL championship series, then broke it again last spring during his rehabilitation.
"I'm looking forward to being out there," Jeter said. "I feel good now, so last year doesn't matter. Since I've been here this year, everything has been like a normal spring. You can't really compare last year and this year. Two entirely different years. Last year I felt as so I was rehabbing, this year I'm good to go."
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is handling Jeter's spring training in a normal fashion.