1/24/2012 New York Yankees
Jorge Posada officially retired from baseball at a press conference Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
"I could never wear another uniform," Posada told the friends, family and press gathered around him. "I will forever be a Yankee." The 40-year-old was a five-time All-Star, collecting 1,664 hits, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI during a 17-year major league career. He also won four World Series rings.
1/23/2012 New York Yankees
Jorge Posada will hold a retirement press conference Tuesday morning at Yankee Stadium.
The presser will get underway at 11 a.m. ET. Posada had a desire to continue his playing career at the beginning of this offseason, but it fizzled out as interest in him failed to grow. The 40-year-old was a five-time All-Star. He tallied 1,664 hits, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI during a 17-year MLB career and won four World Series rings.
1/22/2012 New York Yankees
Jorge Posada is expected to formally announce his retirement at Yankee Stadium early this week, likely Tuesday, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
New York's plans regarding Posada didn't change when they shipped young designated hitter Jesus Montero to the Mariners and the lifelong Yankee didn't find an enticing offering elsewhere. The 40-year-old, a five-time All-Star, has a .273 lifetime batting average over 17 major league seasons to go along with 1,664 hits, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI. He won four World Series rings.
1/19/2012 New York Yankees
While Jorge Posada has yet to officially announce his retirement, he told Adam Berry of MLB.com on Wednesday that he is not planning to play this season.
"I'm not getting prepared for another season, that's for sure," said Posada. "I tried, and it's not in me. ... More and more days started going by, and nothing's going in the right direction." The 40-year-old said he plans to talk things over with his family over the next couple of weeks before making an official announcement about his future, but it sounds like he's dead set on retirement. Posada, a five-time All-Star, has a .273 lifetime batting average over 17 major league seasons to go along with 275 career home runs and 1,065 RBI.
1/15/2012 New York Yankees
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that there is a "very small chance" the Yankees could bring Jorge Posada back as a designated hitter.
Heyman estimates there is a one percent chance of it happening. It was reportedly earlier this month that Posada will retire, and, barring something unexpected, it's still likely to happen. The Yankees have much better options for their DH slot, anyway. Carlos Pena and Johnny Damon are possibilities.
1/7/2012 New York Yankees
Jorge Posada is expected to announce his retirement within the next two weeks, a source tells Sweeny Murti of WFAN in New York.
12/26/2011 New York Yankees
Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times speculates that talk of the Rays acquiring free agent veteran Jorge Posada "sounds like much more of a backup plan."
The Rays already have three catchers on their depth chart in Jose Molina, Jose Lobaton and Robinson Chirinos, and are likely to use Matt Joyce as their primary designated hitter. Posada is also drawing interest from the Orioles and Phillies, so he's not quite out of options yet. The 40-year-old hit .235/.315/.398 in 387 plate appearances this past season for the Yankees.