Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Derek Jeter (ankle) has not experienced a setback.
Jeter has scaled back his workload in recent days, but Girardi thinks it's just a matter of him trying to push himself too soon. "Sometimes I think you can take too many ground balls," said Girardi. "They talked about lessening that load a little bit just because he was taking so many. Derek is such a creature of habit, to get him to break a cycle sometimes is difficult. He's going to want to do as much as he can as soon as he can, so we're just trying to make sure he doesn't go too fast. But there was no setback." Regardless of how the Yankees want to classify it, Jeter isn't close to playing in a game. While there was once hope that he would be ready to return around May 1, that appears very unlikely right now.