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Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014


NEW YORK (AP) ? Derek Jeter says 2014 season will be his 'last year playing professional baseball'

Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball.

The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of injuries.

Jeter told the Boston Globe that he is positive of his decision.

?I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart."

Jeter will exit the Yankees just one season after longtime teammate Mariano Rivera.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter has been the Yankees? principal shortstop since entering the big leagues in 1995.

TBO.com tweeted Jeter's declaration from his Facebook page:

SOURCE: Associated Press


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