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Derek Jeter retiring after this season

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter watches during practice at the Yankees' minor league facility Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

February 12, 2014 12:16:15 PM PST
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season.

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.

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