MLB notebook: Yankees' Jeter tests ankle with running, agility drills
Yankees captain Derek Jeter practiced on-field running and agility drills for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.
Jeter worked out at Steinbrenner Field on Saturday with players who didn't travel for the Yankees' spring training opener against Atlanta.
“It's a natural progression, but everything went good,” Jeter said. “It went fine.”
Jeter has been hitting and fielding grounders since the Yankees started full squad workouts last Monday. He had been running and stretching indoors.
Marlins catcher breaks collarbone
Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis broke his right collarbone in the team's spring training opener and is expected to be out six weeks.
Mathis was injured in the fourth inning Saturday when he was hit by a foul ball off the bat of St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday. After Holliday walked, Mathis was replaced by Kyle Skipworth.
Marlins rookie manager Mike Redmond said it's a big blow to the club because Miami doesn't have a lot of depth behind the plate.
Jays' OFs shaken up in collision
Toronto outfielders Mike McCoy and Ryan Langerhans were shaken up after colliding on a fly ball in the seventh inning of the Blue Jays' game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
With the bases loaded, Detroit's Jeff Kobernus lifted a fly to medium right-center. McCoy came over from center field, and just as the ball arrived, he ran into Langerhans, who was playing right. They both stayed down for a bit, and other Toronto fielders quickly went out to check on them.
Longoria returns from birth
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria returned to camp after missing three days due to the birth of his daughter.
Longoria and his girlfriend Jaime Edmondson welcomed Elle Leona Longoria, who was born more than a month premature, on Feb. 20.
The All-Star returned to the Rays' training facility Saturday morning.
Phillies trade reliever to Jays
The Phillies traded reliever Michael Schwimer to the Blue Jays for minor league first baseman Art Charles.
Schwimer was 2-1 with a 4.46 ERA in 35 games for the Phillies last season.
Bloody sock on auction block
The bloody sock worn by Curt Schilling during the 2004 World Series is set to be sold off — a casualty of sorts of the high-profile collapse of the former Boston Red Sox pitcher's video game company.
Online bidding opened several weeks ago at $25,000 and by Friday had reached $60,000. Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, said he expects the sock will fetch at least $100,000.
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