Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle.
The 38-year-old team captain reiterated Wednesday that he is on track to be in New York’s starting lineup for the opener on April 1.
“I’ve got the OK to start,” Jeter said. “But I don’t start until next week or the week after, anyway. In terms of baseball activity, I’m right where I need to be.”
• Around the majors: Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has undergone surgery on his left hip and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. …. RHP Phil Hughes agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million. … A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers and All-Star LHP Matt Harrison have agreed to a $55 million, five-year contract with an option for a sixth season. … The spring training schedule opens when the Boston Red Sox host Northeastern University on Feb. 21 at Fort Myers, Fla.