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Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill today for the first time since his ankle surgery and said that it felt “great.”

“I’m progressing, like I told you,” Jeter said. “I’m right where I need to be. I’ve gotten the OK to do everything.”

Jeter also took about 75 to 80 ground balls at the Yankees’ Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., with limited lateral movement.

Speaking to reporters from his car as he left camp, Jeter said that he’s close to where he normally would be in preparing for a season, and that being cleared to run was the final hurdle.

“I feel fine,” he said. “I was able to do everything else, I just had to be careful with that (ankle). Now I’ve got the green light with that.”

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