Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Jan 24 '12
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.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Jan 23 '12
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.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Jan 22 '12
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.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Jan 19 '12
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.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Jan 15 '12
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.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 26 '11
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.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 24 '11
Javier Maymi of ESPNDeportes.com reports that the Rays are interested in Jorge Posada.
The Rays are looking at him for a utility-type role between first base, designated hitter and catcher. Jose Lobaton or Robinson Chirinos figure to be the primary backup for the newly-signed Jose Molina, so the 40-year-old would likely only be an emergency option behind the plate. Posada's father told Maymi that he has also drawn interest from the Orioles and Phillies, but that he has yet to make a decision about whether he'll play in 2012.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 02 '11
Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Jorge Posada would like to continue playing in 2012 and his preference would be to sign with the Marlins.
Posada lives in Miami and at this point in his career would probably be fine with being a backup, so there could be a fit. The Marlins have Brett Hayes to back up John Buck, but they might value Posada's leadership and ability to also fill in at first base. He'd have to be reasonable about his salary expectations, though.
Jorge Posada 1B/DH NYY Dec 01 '11
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jorge Posada's agent Seth Levinson denied a report that he has reached out to the Mets.
"There is no truth to that report, said Levinson. None." It doesn't make much sense, anyway, as Posada would be of little use to a National League team, especially one that is in search of a defensive-minded backstop. The 40-year-old appears determined to continue his playing career, but he may have a hard time finding a guaranteed major-league deal.