Jorge Posada Retirement Announcement Could Come Soon

Jorge Posada still has not officially closed the door on his career. But the celebrated New York Yankees catcher said he is not planning to play in 2012, and a retirement announcement could come soon.

"I'm not getting prepared for another season, that's for sure," Posada said Wednesday at a fundraiser for Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. "I tried, and it's not in me. ... More and more days started going by, and nothing's going in the right direction."

Posada said he will discuss his situation for a couple of weeks with his family before making a decision on retirement, but noted that he is "content [with] my decision that's going to happen here soon."

The five-time All-Star said he was not "comfortable" with the way his final season went -- Posada batted .235 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in limited at-bats -- and admitted he is still coming to terms with the notion that he won't play baseball next season. But the 40-year old sounds like a man who has played his final game.

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