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Briefs

Jeter OK’d to work out

– New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was medically cleared to resume full baseball activities and running on his surgically repaired left ankle.

The Yankees said Thursday that Jeter was examined by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., and that he is continuing to heal.

The 13-time All-Star hasn’t played this season after breaking his left ankle in the playoffs last fall and having surgery. Jeter sustained another fracture during his rehabilitation, and isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break in mid-July.

Around the league

San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy selected Mets manager Terry Collins and Washington manger Davey Johnson as coaches for the National League All-Star team, and Detroit’s Jim Leyland, the AL manager, chose the White Sox’s Robin Ventura and Toronto’s John Gibbons. … Pittsburgh placed ace A.J. Burnett (calf) on the 15-day disabled list. … Toronto will start R.A. Dickey on Saturday against Texas and Josh Johnson on Sunday to give Johnson an extra day for a blister on his right middle finger to heal. … San Francisco called up catcher Hector Sanchez and right-handed reliever Jake Dunning.

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