Jorge Posada to Announce Retirement from Baseball

It’s being reported that New York Yankee great Jorge Posada is set to call it a career later this month.  A source told Sweeny Murti of WFAN that Posada will announce his retirement within the next two weeks. Posada spent 17 seasons with the Yankees, winning five World Series Championships with the club.

Posada made his debut with the Yankees in 1995, but didn’t see extensive playing time until the 1997 season.  That year, Posada hit at a clip of .250/.359/.410 over his 60 games and 224 plate appearances for the Yankees.

From then on, Posada remained a staple of the Yankees lineup, suiting up as New York’s primary catcher through 2009.  Over that span, Posado posted season OPS’s north of .900 three times, including his MVP-vote garnering 2007 season in which he hit .338/.426/.543 with 20 home runs, 42 doubles, 90 RBI’s and 91 runs scored.

Posada was a career .273 hitter, finishing with 275 home runs, 1664 hits and 1065 RBI’s.  Throughout his career, Posada managed to get on base at a clip of .374.  The Yankees backstop was a five-time All-Star and Silver Slugger.

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