Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has spent the MLB offseason hanging around his 30,000-square foot mansion and moving around on a scooter due to his broken left ankle, according to what YouWager has learned.
The 38 year-old star player is famous for being photographed by the paparazzi in exotic locations with his girlfriends in the offseason. However, this time around Jeter was confined to his home and had to learn to walk again.
The Yankees’ team captain said he is now cleared to do every type of physical activity and will likely be suiting up on Opening Day. Jeter needs to run on a treadmill and expects to do so on grass in the next few days days. Nevertheless, even before he could run he first needed to learn how to walk again.
The New Jersey native fractured the ankle during Game 1 of the ALCS. Jeter had been playing with a bone bruise for weeks before crumbling to the ground in extra innings against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium.
The New York team is currently not considered the favorites in the American League by online sports betting experts. Mariano Rivera is coming back from major knee surgery that kept him out since May.
Alex Rodriguez will not be attending camp as he deals with the fallout from his connection to Anthony Bosch — the Miami man linked to distributing performance enhancing drugs — and is rehabbing his hip in New York. In Rodriguez’ place, the Bronx Bombers have signed Kevin Youkilis.