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Jeter to retire after 2014
Derek Jeter's long and storied career is coming to an end. The legendary Yankees shortstop posted a note on his Facebook page saying that the 2014 season will be his last. Jeter started off the lengthy post thanking fans for their support and said that his recent injuries and struggles made baseball start to feel like a job, and that feeling made him sure that it was about time to stop playing. He capped it off by promising fans he'd try to help the team win a World Series championship this season -- if he did manage to pull that off, it'd be his sixth title with the team.
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Jeter hits DL, season likely over
His season was not as tumultuous as a certain Yankee teammate's, but Derek Jeter's 2013 is a year to forget. And it's over -- "effectively," says New York GM Brian Cashman -- after No. 2 made his third trip to the DL on Wednesday, still struggling with injuries related to a broken ankle. Jeter, 39, hit just .190 with one home run in 17 games this season, splitting time between shortstop and DH. What does the future hold for the captain?
There were two elephants in the room with Alex Rodriguez in his season debut on Monday night -- the pressure of getting his first hit out of the way after such a long absence, and that whole suspension thing. Fortunately for A-Rod, the first elephant is gone, as he singled in his first at-bat. The second one, however, will be there for quite some time. It's something of an odd sight, seeing Rodriguez playing as though everything is normal when he's one dropped appeal from being persona non grata until 2015. Yankees fans are presented with something of a dilemma: Say A-Rod hits a walk-off home run in an important game. Would cheering be appropriate? Maybe they could settle on polite applause.
Suspended man walking
The remainder of this season could be the last time Alex Rodriguez suits up in a major league uniform for a very long time.
Cheer or boo?
Rodriguez received boos from White Sox fans on Monday night, but his being booed by opposing crowds is nothing new.
Jeter or A-Rod?
Derek Jeter's season has been progressing in fits and starts, while Rodriguez, though under the cloud of a lengthy suspension, seems to have made a full recovery.
Derek Jeter returns to DL
Just when the Yankees were finally getting good news on the injury front with the imminent return of slugger Alex Rodriguez, the Bronx Bombers received another blow when they placed Derek Jeter back on the DL retroactive to July 12, just one game into his return after suffering a broken ankle last season. New York could use the help of the face of the Yankees, as shortstop continues to be the team's least productive position.