"They gave the green light, so that's encouraging," Jeter said. "I'm looking forward to it."
Eduardo Nunez, who strained a muscle on his left side while filling in for Jeter, took swings and fielded grounders with the Yankees captain.
"Everything is a progression," Jeter said. "Do more each and every day. As soon as I can do it, I'll do it. As soon as I can comeback, I'll be back."
Jeter is working out at the Yankees' minor league in Tampa, Fla.
"In terms of everyday schedule, I don't know what that is," Jeter said. "It's more of taking it one day at a time."
Jeter was examined Thursday by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. and recieved clearance to progress into baseball activities.
The 13-time All-Star hasn't played this season after breaking his ankle while lunging for a grounder in the AL championship series opener against Detroit on Oct. 13 and having surgery a week later. He started onfield workouts Jan. 28 and was limited to five spring training games and 11 at-bats because of soreness. A new break was discovered during a scan on April 18.