"Everything went well," Jeter told the AP. Asked whether he'd be able to start on Opening Day, Jeter said, "Why not? I've always said [I'll be ready], for a long time. I told you it's fine now." Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter worked out on a baseball field on Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle in the 2012 American League Championship Series. The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop at the team's minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage. As the stadium went eerily silent, replays showed that the injury was not the cause of any gruesome twist or violent impact, an alarming realization about the amount of pain he had been playing through. He had surgery Oct.