Jorge Posada will announce his retirement within the next two weeks, per source.
The 40 year old catcher has been with the Yankees since 1995 and has won five World Series. Last season he batted a career low .235 with 14 home runs, which is his lowest output since 1999. Posada's offensive decline has not been a product of him swinging and missing – as is the case in aging players most times. As a matter of fact, last season he swung and missed only 7.4 percent of the time – lower than his 8.3 career average. The problem with Posada is he's not making good contact anymore. His line drive percentage was a career low 16.7 percent last season – down from his 20 percent career average.
This opens the door for stud offensive prospect Jesus Montero to fully develop as a catcher.