Jeter has boot removed, plays catch

Derek Jeter is back in uniform at Yankee Stadium – but only to play catch.

The injured shortstop was on the field during batting practice Wednesday before the New York Yankees faced the Mets in the Subway Series. Still recovering from offseason ankle surgery, Jeter says he had the protective walking boot removed from his left foot last Friday and was recently cleared to throw.

He says he has a CT scan scheduled for the middle of next week and then hopes to be cleared for additional baseball activities, such as swinging a bat.

Jeter, who turns 39 next month, says he doesn’t want to put a timetable on his return. The Yankees have said he will be sidelined until after the All-Star break in mid-July.