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Derek Jeter retiring at end of season

Derek Jeter retiring at end of season

RETIRING: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter throws long toss before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, Aug. 13, in New York. Jeter announced he will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Photo: Associated Press/Kathy Willens

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season.

Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball.

The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of injuries.

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