"I'm going day to day," Jeter said. "Like I've said, I want to play as soon as possible. I want to play on Saturday."
Jeter also hit in the indoor batting cages at Rangers Ballpark. The Yankees did not take on-field batting practice because of the afternoon temperatures in Texas, which were in the mid-90s.
"Jete started riding the [stationary] bike, then moved up and progressed a little bit," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "You go day by day."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Adam Berry, a reporter for MLB.com, contributed to this story from Tampa, Fla. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.