Jorge Posada Retirement: Reports Say Announcement To Come Tuesday

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada will officially announce his retirement from baseball on Tuesday, according to various published reports. The team has scheduled an 11 a.m. ET news conference.

Posada, 40, hit .273 with 275 homers and 1,065 RBIs for his career. He also helped the Yankees win five World Series titles, hitting .248 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs in 416 postseason at-bats.

His 125 playoff games are second all-time and he caught the third-most games in team history (1,574), behind only Bill Dickey (1,708) and Yogi Berra (1,695). Posada is a five-time American League All-Star.

Posada is the latest of the Yankees tied to the great era of the late 1990s to retire, following Andy Pettitte. Only Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera remain from those teams.

Posada had been rumored to have sought backup roles with a few teams this off-season, with no takers. There was also some thought he might try to return when the Yankees traded Jesus Montero, but that will not be the case.

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