New York Yankee captain Derek Jeter announced Wednesday on his Facebook page that the coming 2014 season will be his last one.
Jeter, who will turn 40 in June, has been the Yankees’ starting shortstop since 1996.
“Last year was a tough one for me,” Jeter wrote as part of the post. “As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle.”
“The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward.”