Levine: There is “no indication” Jeter will retire after 2013By
Via Bob Nightengale: Team president Randy Levine confirmed the Yankees have not received any indication from Derek Jeter that this will be his final season. “There’s been no indication of that, none. We haven’t heard anything like that,” said Levine. “It’s frustrating for him. It’s frustrating for all of us. He’s a warrior. But the overwhelming priority here is to do what’s best for his health … It has been a very trying year.”
Jeter, 39, has played in only 17 of 144 games this year because of a series of leg problems, most significantly the left ankle fracture he suffered last October. Soreness in the surgically repaired ankle has him on the sidelines right now. When he has been on the field, the Cap’n hasn’t done much at the plate (47 wRC+) and his mobility at shortstop is nonexistent. I would be completely stunned if Jeter retired after this season. Floored. I have a hard time seeing how he’d allow himself to go out like this. Jeter will pick up his $9.5M player option and try to prove everyone wrong. After next year … who knows.