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Jorge Posada to formally announce retirement this week

Jan 22, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

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From the New York Daily News‘ Andy Martino:

Jorge Posada is expected to hold a news conference at Yankee Stadium early this week, likely Tuesday, to formally announce his retirement, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The news comes as no surprise. Posada headed into this offseason with the intention of continuing his career, but his mind seemed to change as interest in him failed to grow and he confirmed to’s Adam Berry last week that he was done for good.

Posada, 40, finishes with a .273/.374/.474 career batting line, 1,664 career hits and 275 career home runs.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    With his luck, the announcement will be overshadowed by Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the dunce cap derby.

    • bozosforall - Jan 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM


      Google “santorum”.

      “Loads” of laughs.

  2. bigharold - Jan 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Hip Hip Jorge!

    Hail and Fare Well!

  3. buffalomafia - Jan 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Salute’! Jorge!

  4. Old Gator - Jan 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Ah well, I suppose the sufficating poignancy of the moment requires me to be serious – on a Sunday afternoon, for Buddha’s sake. OK. Jorge, you were a true gladiator, even if the lions did get you in the end. Enjoy your retirement – you have definitely earned it.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jan 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      Any basball post that includes “sufficating poinancy” gets a thumbs up from me. I’m looking for the right post to use “attenion must be paid” Maybe your friend Ozzie will acommodate.

  5. mrfloydpink - Jan 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I hear Bernie Williams needs a drummer…

    • Kevin S. - Jan 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      He’s already got Paul O’Neill.

  6. trevorb06 - Jan 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Well because he played in the 90’s and also on a team that had a few known PED users that means he shouldn’t even bother to go on the HOF ballet, because, like duh… of course he used PED. Without a doubt.

  7. mellymel86 - Jan 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    It’s about time, Jorge’s chin retired years ago

  8. Jonny 5 - Jan 23, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    It seems like just last season he was freaking out because he was dropped to ninth in the batting order by that bad man Joe.

  9. yettyskills - Jan 23, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Can this drama queen just go away already?

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